Bernhard Gruber (AUT)
Bernhard Gruber (AUT), Jason Lamy Chappuis (FRA), Tomas Slavik (CZE) (l-r)
Tomas Slavik (CZE)


Bernhard Gruber (AUT, Fischer skis and boots) made another podium in Klingenthal. Tomas Slavik (CZE, Fischer) came in third ahead of Francois Braud (FRA, Fischer skis and boots).
Pocketjump required
The second competition in Klingenthal, Saxony, was held without skijumping competition today due to snowfall and too much wind. Yesterday's provisional competition round was used and on account of this Bernhard Gruber started third only eight seconds behind Havard Klemetsen (NOR, Fischer) and Slavik. Soon the group was together but the Norwegian wasn't able to follow the others although the pace was very slow and noone wanted to lead. World Cup leader Lamy Chappuis was able to reach the group in line-up with Gruber, Braud and Slavik very early in the race and escaped during the last lap to reach another victory. In the final stretch the Austrian secured second spot and edged out Slavik and Braud. However the Czech and the Frenchman had a cause for joy, too: Slavik made his first podium and it was Braud's best World Cup result ever.

Good race for Frenzel
Eric Frenzel (GER, Fischer) caught up brilliantly from start position 13 and ended up ten seconds behind the group in fifth place. Jan Schmid (NOR, Fischer skis, boots and poles) came in seventh followed by his team mate Klemetsen. Taihei Kato (JPN, Fischer) finished ninth.
Gundersen, Klingenthal (GER):
1. Jason Lamy Chappuis
FRA 00.24.45,40
2. Bernhard Gruber
AUT 00.25.00,40
3. Tomas Slavik
CZE 00.25.01,40
4. Francois Braud
FRA 00.25.02,80
5. Eric Frenzel
GER 00.25.11,50
6. Wilhelm Denifl
AUT 00.25.12,20
7. Jan Schmid
NOR 00.25.33,60
8. Haavard Klemetsen
NOR 00.25.35,10
9. Taihei Kato
JPN 00.25.37,00
10. Bill Demong
USA 00.25.43,10
11. Johannes Rydzek
GER 00.25.53,90
12. Christoph Bieler
AUT 00.25.54,60
13. Björn Kircheisen
GER 00.25.58,20
14. Gudmund Storlien
NOR 00.25.58,30
15. Bryan Fletcher
USA 00.25.59,30