Nordic Combined: Lamy Chappuis takes World Cup in Klingenthal, Demong 10th


France’s Jason Lamy Chappuis won today’s Nordic Combined World Cup competition in Klingenthal, Germany ahead of Austria’s Bernhard Gruber in second and 30-year old Tomas Slavik of the Czech Republic in third.
 
Today’s jumping portion was canceled due to snowfall and difficult wind conditions and the provisional competition round from yesterday was used.
 
In the cross-country leg, Chappuis easily made up his disadvantage (11th after the jump), rested for one lap in the leading group and triggered the decisive breakaway on the last incline and with two kilometers to go. Gruber won the sprint to finish second overall.
 
“It was a long day while waiting if we could jump or not,” Lamy Chappuis, who earned his fifth win of the season. “At the cross-country, I knew that I had to go fast but delivered a nice race breaking away on the last incline. It was an important victory in view of the overall standings because Akito and Mikko did not do that well.”

American Billy Demong finished 10th, making up 10 spots from the jumping portion. He  skied the fifth fastest cross country leg to take him from 20th to 10th, racing to make up over a minute and twenty-second deficit.

All four U.S. competitors landed in the top 30. Bryan Fletcher, Johnny Spillane and Taylor Fletcher finished, 15th, 24th and 29th, respectively.

“It was a good race today from Billy and Bryan,” said Dave Jarrett, U.S. Nordic Combined Head Coach. “Johnny is feeling the effects of being so sick last month. Taylor did a good job, too. A Finnish competitor crashed and fell in front of Taylor on one of the downhills on the first lap. It cost Taylor some time, but he kept his cool and managed to get in the points. We had four guys in the top 30 again which is a good thing.”

With his victory (100 points) and with his major rivals Akito Watabe of Japan in 19th place (12 points) and Norway’s Mikko Kokslien in 22nd (9 points), Lamy Chappuis increased his lead in the overall standings to 238 points ahead of Watabe. Five individual competitions are still scheduled.
 
The Nordic Combined World Cup tour will now go on with two competitions in Liberec (CZE) next weekend.

Image by Gepa

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Result
 1  11  610 LAMY CHAPPUIS Jason  1986  FRA   24:45.4
 2  3  252 GRUBER Bernhard  1982  AUT   25:00.4
 3  2  416 SLAVIK Tomas  1981  CZE   25:01.4
 4  4  606 BRAUD Francois  1986  FRA   25:02.8
 5  13  1050 FRENZEL Eric  1988  GER   25:11.5
 6  5  214 DENIFL Wilhelm  1980  AUT   25:12.2
 7  16  1650 SCHMID Jan  1983  NOR   25:33.6
 8  1  419 KLEMETSEN Haavard  1979  NOR   25:35.1
 9  15  727 KATO Taihei  1984  JPN   25:37.0
 10  20  222 DEMONG Bill  1980  USA   25:43.1
 11  17  590 RYDZEK Johannes  1991  GER   25:53.9
 12  8  111 BIELER Christoph  1977  AUT   25:54.6
 13  22  257 KIRCHEISEN Bjoern  1983  GER   25:58.2
 14  7  1669 STORLIEN Gudmund  1990  NOR   25:58.3
 15  19  1067 FLETCHER Bryan  1986  USA   25:59.3
 16  18  467 RIESSLE Fabian  1990  GER   25:59.6
 17  21  349 HURSCHLER Seppi  1983  SUI   25:59.7
 18  12  1700 WATABE Yoshito  1991  JPN   26:01.6
 19  28  1136 WATABE Akito  1988  JPN   26:08.1
 20  26  1003 DVORAK Miroslav  1987  CZE   26:13.1
 21  9  1167 KJELBOTN Thomas  1986  NOR   26:15.7
 22  36  1149 KOKSLIEN Mikko  1985  NOR   26:16.0
 23  33  8 STECHER Mario  1977  AUT   26:16.6
 24  14  247 SPILLANE Johnny  1980  USA   26:25.4
 25  6  351 EDELMANN Tino  1985  GER   26:29.9
 26  10  1404 DIER Dominik  1989  AUT   26:41.6
 27  32  459 LACROIX Sebastien  1983  FRA   26:57.4
 28  43  1410 BAUER Armin  1990  ITA   27:10.9
 29  39  1439 FLETCHER Taylor  1990  USA   27:13.0
 30  27  715 ORANIC Mitja  1986  SLO   27:13.5
 31  34  1548 HAERTULL Jim  1990  FIN   27:18.5
 32  47  1796 JOHANSEN Truls Soenstehagen  1991  NOR   27:44.8
 33  23  100017 YAHIN Ernest  1991  RUS   27:46.9
 34  25  215 CHURAVY Pavel  1977  CZE   27:55.3
 35  31  1424 HAVRANEK Lukas  1990  CZE   28:16.2
 36  24  1296 BOESL Wolfgang  1989  GER   28:16.4
 37  45  670 SCHLOTT Mark  1985  GER   28:23.9
 38  42  1015 PICHLMAYER Marco  1987  AUT   28:37.6
 39  35  1482 VAEHAESOEYRINKI Eetu  1990  FIN   28:38.8
 40  29  1418 BERLOT Gasper  1990  SLO   28:51.7
 41  50  1464 RUNGGALDIER Lukas  1987  ITA   28:55.0
 42  30  1210 KAMMERLANDER Carlos  1989  AUT   29:01.6
 43  48  1615 SCHNEIDER Sepp  1991  AUT   29:30.5
 44  49  643 MICHIELLI Giuseppe  1985  ITA   29:42.6
 45  38  347 BEETZ Christian  1984  GER   29:57.0
Did not start
   46  768 MINATO Yusuke  1985  JPN   
   46  768 MINATO Yusuke  1985  JPN   
   44  650 BEETZ Tom  1986  GER   
   44  650 BEETZ Tom  1986  GER   
   41  1300 DUENKEL Michael  1989  GER   
   41  1300 DUENKEL Michael  1989  GER   
   40  1479 PANIN Ivan  1987  RUS   
   40  1479 PANIN Ivan  1987  RUS   
   37  609 LAHEURTE Maxime  1985  FRA   
   37  609 LAHEURTE Maxime  1985  FRA   

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