Fabian Rießle storms to victory in Trondheim

Fabian Rießle (GER, Fischer skis and boots) crowned his catching up at the Nordic Combined World Cup in Trondheim (NOR) with his second win of the season.

Fabian Rießle was unstoppable in cross-country skiing again. In tenth place after the jump, the German had to catch up a minute on Go Yamamoto (JPN, Fischer skis and boots). In the third of five laps, he escaped out of the chase group in which nobody wanted to work with him. Soonafter the German made the connection to the leading group, which was now led by Akito Watabe (JPN, Fischer skis and boots), the Japanese attacked. After he was not successful, the pace became slower again and at the beginning of the last lap the chasing group was able to close the gap. Fabian Rießle countered an attack by Jarl Magnus Riiber (NOR), skied first into the stadium and also succeeded in the final sprint. "It was a very, very difficult race today, I had to start very fast to close the gap, but that worked out great. I had a very good ski, but it was a tough job," said the happy winner. Akito Watabe wasn't able to follow the attack in the climb, so he finished fifth. Eight went to Mario Seidl (AUT, Fischer skis and boots), Go Yamamoto finished tenth ahead of Johannes Rydzek (GER, Fischer skis and boots), who was unlucky with changing winds on the hill. Things got even worse for Eric Frenzel (GER, Fischer skis and boots), who was not allowed to jump. A new equipment contoller at the start disqualified him for a not fitting suit, although the suit has always been in compliance with the rules.

=> HS140/10km Trondheim (NOR)

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