Nordic Combined: Germans win team World Cup event


The nordic combined World Cup continued in Schonach, Germany today (Jan. 24) with a team 4X5 km event. In a repeat of last year’s results, the German team of Georg Hettich, Eric Frenzel, Bjoern Kircheisen and Tino Edelmann took the victory in convincing fashion as the group led in the jumping portion then capitalized on their ten-second advantage in the cross country race to beat their closest rival by nearly 50 seconds in front of the home crowd.

“It was just a great day and a great race for us. My team-mates did a tremendous job, I had a nice head start and it was not that difficult for me skiing to victory,” said Edelmann. “This win is very important, because it was in front of our home crowd and because we defended first place we got last year.”

France, led by World Cup leader Jason Lamy Chappuis, finished second, ahead of an Austrian squad in third. Switzerland was just off the podium in third.

“Second place is good for our team, even tough we were pretty distant from Germany,” said Chappuis. “But it was important to achieve a podium place. We are starting to build up something important in view of the Olympics.”

A U.S. squad of up-and-comers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher, Alexander Miller and Nick Hendrickson fished ninth. The top American team of Todd Lodwick, Bill Demong and Johnny Spillane opted not to compete in Germany while they continue to prepare for the Vancouver Games on home soil.    

The DKB FIS Nordic Combined World Cup now heads to Seefeld, Austria for two individual competitions next weekend.

Click the attachment below for complete results.

 1 Germany      GER 42:49.4
    HETTICH Georg     
    FRENZEL Eric     
    KIRCHEISEN Bjoern     
    EDELMANN Tino     
 2 France      FRA +43:37.7
    LACROIX Sebastien     
    LAHEURTE Maxime     
    FELISAZ Jonathan     
    LAMY CHAPPUIS Jason     
 3 Austria      AUT +43:50.5
    KLAPFER Lukas     
    DENIFL Wilhelm     
    PICHLMAYER Marco     
    KAMMERLANDER Tobias     
 4 Switzerland      SUI +43:58.8
    HUG Tim     
    BIERI Joel     
    SCHMID Tommy     
    HEER Ronny     
 5 Italy      ITA +44:02.2
    MUNARI Daniele     
    MICHIELLI Giuseppe     
    RUNGGALDIER Lukas     
    PITTIN Alessandro     
 6 Czech Republic      CZE +44:11.4
    CHURAVY Pavel     
    SLAVIK Tomas     
    VODSEDALEK Ales     
    DVORAK Miroslav     
 7 Slovenia      SLO +45:48.8
    JELENKO Marjan     
    KAMENIK Joze     
    BERLOT Gasper     
    ORANIC Mitja     
 8 Poland      POL +46:31.4
    POCHWALA Tomasz     
    SLOWIOK Pawel     
    CIESLAR Adam     
    MAKA Marcin     
 9 United States of America      USA +46:51.8
    FLETCHER Bryan     
    FLETCHER Taylor     
    MILLER Alexander     
    HENDRICKSON Nick     
 10 Japan      JPN +48:00.7
    TANAKA Hiroyuki     
    SASAKI Hiroo     
    KOBAYASHI Junshiro     
    SHIMIZU Aguri   

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