Bernhard Gruber (AUT)
Bernhard Gruber (AUT) ahead of Johannes Rydzek (GER)
Bernhard Gruber (AUT)

BERNHARD GRUBER CLAIMS VICTORY AT THE SOMMER GRAND PRIX OVERALL

02.09.2012
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Johannes Rydzek (GER, Fischer skis and boots) won both competitions at the Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix finals on home turf in Oberstdorf (GER). Thanks to two second places Bernhard Gruber (AUT, Fischer skis and boots) took the overall titel.
During the Summer Grand Prix four times Bernhard Gruber was in the lead after the ski jumping and he made the podium in every single race. So finally the Austrian claimed the clear victory with 565 points.

"Actually there wasn't much that did not go well for me this summer," said the overwhelmed winner. "Maybe only except the few finish line sprints I lost. But my performances in all were on a really constant level. If I manage to bring this over to the winter time, the upcoming season is definitely going to rock!"

Akito Watabe (JPN, Fischer skis and boots) achieved seventh and third place in Oberstdorf and ensured second place overall with 269 points ahead of Johannes Rydzek who started in the Summer Grand Prix not before Val di Fiemme (ITA). However with fourth place and two victories he took third place overall and thus completed the podium with three successful athletes on Fischer skis and boots.

Summer Grand Prix overall ranking
Gundersen LH137/15km Oberstdorf (GER) - 01.09.2012:
1. Johannes Rydzek
GER 36:14.4
2. Bernhard Gruber
AUT 36:20.9
3. Akito Watabe
JPN 36:32.4
4. Jason Lamy Chappuis
FRA 37:05.7
5. Magnus-h. Moan
NOR 37:08.7
6. Eric Frenzel
GER 37:12.1
7. Janne Ryynaenen
FIN 37:17.8
8. Taihei Kato
JPN 37:32.9
9. Mario Stecher
AUT 38:47.5
10. Marjan Jelenko
SLO 38:51.7
Gundersen LH137/10km Oberstdorf (GER) - 31.08.2012:
1. Johannes Rydzek
GER 28:52.4
2. Bernhard Gruber
AUT 29:05.1
3. Eric Frenzel
GER 29:42.6
4. Jason Lamy Chappuis
FRA 29:49.3
5. Janne Ryynaenen
FIN 30:13.9
6. Miroslav Dvorak
CZE 30:26.7
7. Akito Watabe
JPN 30:29.7
8. Francois Braud
FRA 30:31.0
9. Yoshito Watabe
JPN 30:32.1
10. Mario Stecher
AUT 30:34.7