Strong Austrians and Japanese led the field after the jump almost with the same points, in a fair jumping under good conditions. "Today it is nice to jump, with a slight headwind. I hope it stays that fair, because yesterday in ski jumping, that was a disaster", said Vinzenz Geiger. Changing wind conditions were still there with mostly headwind, but partly also wind from the side. "I threw down the gauntlet to the others. I had a good jump, good balnced and a good telemark", said Bernhard Gruber and his teammates Mario Seidl and FJ Rehrl surpassed him with 111.5 meters each. After a great jump from Akito Watabe (JPN, Fischer skis, bindings and boots), his brother Yoshito (JPN, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) finally brought the Japanese team within striking distance of Austria. Norway lost a few meters with Jørgen Graabak, but was slightly injured in a fall in training. The German team could not repeat the performance of the trial round and with every jump missed a few meters. Thus, the German quartet went with 41 seconds behind Austria and Japan in the cross country track, Norway was 17 seconds behind the duo.