Nordic Combined: Pittin Makes History


Italian Alessandro Pittin won today’s (Jan. 13) World Cup nordic combined in Chaux-Neuve, France, making this Italy’s first ever World Cup victory in nordic combined. Today’s win moves Pittin into the third place position in the nordic combined overall World Cup standings.

“This is really nice for me, but also for Italy and my team. I think we deserved this victory, we have been working hard for the last two years and finally we won,” said Pittin.

France’s Jason Lamy Chappuis took second. He is still ranked number one in the men’s overall World Cup standings.

For the first time in his career, German Fabian Riessle made it onto the podium, taking third place. “I’m just happy about the race today; I almost can’t believe it happened.” Said Riessle.

On the last uphill of the new course, Pittin made an attack, and only Chappuis could follow. Riessle fought back in the downhill and was in a sprint duel for third spot. Crossing the finish line, Pittin was 4.4 seconds ahead of Chappuis and 6.0 seconds ahead of Riessle.

American Billy Demong also landed his season’s best individual result, finishing eighth.

Races will continue in Chaux-Neuve this weekend (Jan. 14-15) with two more individual Gundersen World Cups on Saturday and Sunday.

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Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Result
 1  13  1029 PITTIN Alessandro  1990  ITA   22:29.6
 2  1  610 LAMY CHAPPUIS Jason  1986  FRA   22:34.0
 3  12  467 RIESSLE Fabian  1990  GER   22:35.6
 4  17  1464 RUNGGALDIER Lukas  1987  ITA   22:36.5
 5  11  1136 WATABE Akito  1988  JPN   22:38.8
 6  16  459 LACROIX Sebastien  1983  FRA   22:39.3
 7  8  1650 SCHMID Jan  1983  NOR   22:48.4
 8  20  222 DEMONG Bill  1980  USA   22:49.8
 9  14  590 RYDZEK Johannes  1991  GER   22:52.3
 10  38  1149 KOKSLIEN Mikko  1985  NOR   22:54.7
 11  35  257 KIRCHEISEN Bjoern  1983  GER   22:55.5
 12  7  1050 FRENZEL Eric  1988  GER   22:56.7
 13  28  247 SPILLANE Johnny  1980  USA   22:56.8
 14  2  1067 FLETCHER Bryan  1986  USA   22:59.3
 15  30  1192 DRUML Tomaz  1988  AUT   22:59.5
 16  23  1410 BAUER Armin  1990  ITA   23:00.8
 17  6  609 LAHEURTE Maxime  1985  FRA   23:05.4
 18  36  973 MOAN Magnus-H.  1983  NOR   23:09.6
 19  18  100002 GRAABAK Joergen  1991  NOR   23:11.7
 20  34  592 KLAPFER Lukas  1985  AUT   23:14.4
 21  15  606 BRAUD Francois  1986  FRA   23:17.7
 22  3  1152 RYYNAENEN Janne  1988  FIN   23:27.7
 23  4  419 KLEMETSEN Haavard  1979  NOR   23:36.0
 24  5  214 DENIFL Wilhelm  1980  AUT   23:40.0
 25  33  1439 FLETCHER Taylor  1990  USA   23:41.7
 26  25  727 KATO Taihei  1984  JPN   23:47.3
 27  9  1669 STORLIEN Gudmund  1990  NOR   23:50.9
 28  19  623 HUG Tim  1987  SUI   23:57.2
 29  21  715 ORANIC Mitja  1986  SLO   24:00.7
 30  41  1003 DVORAK Miroslav  1987  CZE   24:01.9
 31  40  1486 PIHO Kail  1991  EST   24:03.1
 32  37  768 MINATO Yusuke  1985  JPN   24:04.8
 33  49  8 STECHER Mario  1977  AUT   24:08.9
 34  43  643 MICHIELLI Giuseppe  1985  ITA   24:09.9
 35  26  1600 FAISST Manuel  1993  GER   24:12.9
 36  42  215 CHURAVY Pavel  1977  CZE   24:26.3
 37  32  347 BEETZ Christian  1984  GER   24:32.8
 38  22  1700 WATABE Yoshito  1991  JPN   24:35.4
 39  50  349 HURSCHLER Seppi  1983  SUI   24:44.9
 40  29  960 MASLENNIKOV Sergej  1982  RUS   24:48.4
 41  46  1548 HAERTULL Jim  1990  FIN   24:50.8
 42  10  694 VODSEDALEK Ales  1985  CZE   24:55.7
 43  52  1528 LAFARGE Geoffrey  1989  FRA   25:05.1
 44  24  1737 MORWEISER Janis  1991  GER   25:06.9
 45  45  216 TAKAHASHI Daito  1980  JPN   25:09.1
 46  27  1479 PANIN Ivan  1987  RUS   25:14.4
 47  39  1210 KAMMERLANDER Carlos  1989  AUT   25:33.7
 48  48  1138 YAMAMOTO Shun  1988  JPN   25:36.1
 49  51  1649 HENDRICKSON Nick  1991  USA   25:39.3
 50  31  1571 AIRIAU Gautier  1991  FRA   25:55.8
 51  47  1488 TIIRMAA Karl-August  1989  EST   26:07.3
 52  53  164 SAVILL Wesley  1989  CAN   26:37.4
Did not start
   54  111 BIELER Christoph  1977  AUT   
   50  252 GRUBER Bernhard  1982  AUT   
   44  351 EDELMANN Tino  1985  GER   

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