Mikko Kokslien (NOR)
Jason Lamy Chappuis (FRA), Mikko Kokslien (NOR), Mario Stecher (AUT) (l-r)
Mikko Kokslien (NOR)
Mikko Kokslien (NOR)
Mario Stecher (AUT)
Eric Frenzel (GER)


Mikko Kokslien (NOR, Fischer) celebrated his first season's victory at Nordic Combined World Cup in Ramsau. Mario Stecher (AUT, Fischer skis and boots) made a podium.
Tight finish
Mikko Kokslien started in 21st position into his cross-country race, 54 seconds back, and worked up more and more. In leading position of chasing group he caught up second by second and reached the leaders after five kilometres. During the second half of the race he delievered a close fight with World Cup leader Jason Lamy Chappuis (FRA) which was won by Kokslien after photo finish. Shortly behind Mario Stecher made a podium after he was beaten in figght for podium by Fabian Riessle (GER, Fischer skis and boots) yesterday. ourth went to Eric Frenzel (GER, Fischer), Akito Watabe (JPN, Fischer skis and boots) came in sixth ahead of Johannes Rydzek (GER, Fischer skis and boots). Bernhard Gruber (AUT, Fischer skis and boots) finished eighth followed by Jan Schmid (NOR, Fischer skis, boots and poles) and Marjan Jelenko (SLO, Fischer).
HS98,10km, Ramsau (AUT):
1. Mikko Kokslien
NOR 00.21.36,70
2. Jason Lamy Chappuis
FRA 00.21.36,71
3. Mario Stecher
AUT 00.21.38,20
4. Eric Frenzel
GER 00.21.38,60
5. Sebastien Lacroix
FRA 00.21.39,90
6. Akito Watabe
JPN 00.21.40,10
7. Johannes Rydzek
GER 00.21.40,40
8. Bernhard Gruber
AUT 00.21.42,30
9. Jan Schmid
NOR 00.21.45,80
10. Marjan Jelenko
SLO 00.21.49,00
11. Yoshito Watabe
JPN 00.21.50,00
12. Christoph Bieler
AUT 00.21.50,70
13. Francois Braud
FRA 00.21.53,20
14. Magnus Krog
NOR 00.21.54,30
15. Manuel Faißt
GER 00.21.55,70