Riiber wins snowy race and the overall World Cup

With his tenth win of the season Jarl Magnus Riiber (NOR, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) crowned himself prematurely as the winner of the overall World Cup in Nordic combined. Second place in a deep snow race without ski jumping went to Ilkka Herola (FIN, Fischer skis, bindings and boots).

In stormy gusts and dense snowfall athletes and spectators in Klingenthal quickly realized that there would be no ski jumping here today: The PCR of Friday was used, which had provided for no large gaps. Top favorite Jarl Magnus Riiber was only 15 seconds behind before today's cross-country race so that his tenth win of the season was almost unbeatable. Thus, the 21-year-old won the World Cup very early. In the race, the pace was again very low, because no one wanted to do the pace work in many fresh snow. So the chasing group made up with the leaders after six kilometers, including Ilkka Herola. The Finn was also the first to attack on the penultimate climb and only Riiber and Rießle (GER) were able to follow him. The Finn kept his pace up to the stadium and the Norwegian seemed to want to take the outer lane with more speed after the last corner - like yesterday in the sprint against Geiger, Riiber moved again from the outer corridor to the middle, so that the others had to slow down. Thus he took the next victory, this time in front of Ilkka Herola. Vinzenz Geiger (GER, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) finished fourth, Martin Fritz (AUT, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) came in ninth.

=> HS140 / 10km Klingenthal (GER)