Johannes Rydzek (GER)
Akito Watabe (JPN)

JOHANNES RYDZEK JUST BEATEN IN THE FINAL STRETCH

22.12.2013
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Johannes Rydzek (GER, Fischer skis and boots) missed the victory in today's nordic combined event at normal hill in Schonach shortly. He was beaten in the final sprint by Jason Lamy Chappuis (FRA), Akito Watabe (JPN, Fischer skis and boots) came in third.
Exciting final sprint
Today's competition round was cancelled due to changing and strong gusts of wind, Friday's provisional competition round was used for today's event. The gaps were very small so Håvard Klemetsen (NOR, Fischer) wasn't able to stay in the lead for a long time. First the duo Akito Watabe and Eric Frenzel took the lead, after six kilometres a large group was together. The final decision was made just in the final sprint where Jason Lamy Chappuis edged out Johannes Rydzek and Akito Watabe. Magnus Krog (NOR, Fischer) came in fifth ahead of Alessandro Pittin (ITA, Fischer skis and boots) and Björn Kircheisen (GER, Fischer skis and boots). Both benefitted of the use of PCR where both showed their best jumps since a long time. Eric Frenzel (GER, Fischer skis and boots) had to be satisfied with his eighth spot, Jan Schmid (NOR, Fischer skis, boots and poles ) finished tenth.


HS106/10km, Schonach (GER):
1. Jason Lamy Chappuis
FRA 00.23.47,10
2. Johannes Rydzek
GER 00.23.47,80
3. Akito Watabe
JPN 00.23.48,20
4. Lukas Klapfer
AUT 00.23.48,80
5. Magnus Krog
NOR 00.23.53,00
6. Alessandro Pittin
ITA 00.23.54,10
7. Björn Kircheisen
GER 00.24.00,30
8. Eric Frenzel
GER 00.24.00,50
9. Bryan Fletcher
USA 00.24.01,20
10. Jan Schmid
NOR 00.24.01,30
11. Bernhard Gruber
AUT 00.24.03,90
12. Magnus Moan
NOR 00.24.14,10
13. Mikko Kokslien
NOR 00.24.14,50
14. Tino Edelmann
GER 00.24.15,10
15. Haavard Klemetsen
NOR 00.24.26,00