Thanks to a furious chase on the last lap Jan Schmid (NOR, Fischer skis, boots and poles) won the Gundersen competition at the Nordic Combined World Cup in Lahti (FIN). Tino Edelmann (GER) and Johannes Rydzek (GER, Fischer skis and boots) came second and third.
got caught on the last lap
jumping of the Nordic Combined competition had to be canceled in the morning
because of strong winds, the results of the pocket jump on Thursday counted for
the starting order today. Because of his good starting position Tino Edelmann
could quickly open a gap to his competitors. Behind him a very strong chasing group
was formed by Jan Schmid. On the last lap the Norwegian could catch Edelmann and
overtake him just with less than one kilometer to go. Edelmann wasn’t able to
come back, so Schmid took the victory.
on the podium
slipstream of Schmid, Johannes Rydzek (GER, Fischer skis and boots) got in
contact with Edelmann but couldn’t beat him at the sprint to the finish line.
So the two Germans completed the podium. Fourth place went to another German,
Bjoern Kircheisen (Fischer skis and boots). Fifth and six place were taken by
Haavard Klemetsen (NOR, Fischer), who was in the lead after the jumping, and
Magnus Moan (NOR).