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