Alessandro Pittin (ITA)
Fabian Riessle (GER)
Lukas Runggaldier (ITA)

ALESSANDRO PITTIN REACHES HISTORICAL VICTORY IN CHAUX NEUVE

13.01.2012
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Nordic Combined Alessandro Pittin (ITA, Fischer skis and boots) achieved his first World Cup victory in Chaux Neuve. Fabian Riessle (GER, Fischer skis and boots) made his first podium.

Historical triumph for Italy
After an exciting competition round from ski jump in Chaux Neuve the athletes started in 10k crss-country skiing very close together. Soon a large leading group was together until the fast Italian Alessandro Pittin attacked in the last lap. Nobody could catch up with him and the Italian celebrated a historical victory - not only his first World Cup victory but also the first Italian victory ever in Nordic Combined. The young German Fabian Riessle sprinted to his first podium in his young carreer.

Runggaldier celebrates with his friend
Lukas Runggaldier (ITA, Fischer) had a cause for joy, too. He finished fourth ahead of Akito Watabe (JPN, Fischer skis and boots). Jan Schmid (NOR, Fischer skis, boots and poles) came in seventh. Johannes Rydzek (GER, Fischer skis and boots) finished ninth ahead of Mikko Kokslien (NOR, Fischer skis and boots).
Gundersen, Chaux Neuve (FRA):
1. Alessandro Pittin
ITA 00.22.29,60
2. Jason Lamy Chappuis
FRA 00.22.34,00
3. Fabian Riessle
GER 00.22.35,60
4. Lukas Runggaldier
ITA 00.22.36,50
5. Akito Watabe
JPN 00.22.38,80
6. Sebastien Lacroix
FRA 00.22.39,30
7. Jan Schmid
NOR 00.22.48,40
8. Bill Demong
USA 00.22.49,80
9. Johannes Rydzek
GER 00.22.52,30
10. Mikko Kokslien
NOR 00.22.54,70
11. Björn Kircheisen
GER 00.22.55,50
12. Eric Frenzel
GER 00.22.56,70
13. Johnny Spillane
USA 00.22.56,80
14. Bryan Fletcher
USA 00.22.59,30
15. Tomaz Druml
AUT 00.22.59,50