The chasing trio was led by Johannes Rydzek on the first two laps, who put in a good pace but this cost a lot of energy. Jørgen Graabak took the lead when his compatriot was overtaken - but only half-heartedly. By slow pace Mario Seidl was able to extend his lead again. Only in the last lap the pace significantly increased, as Seidl became tired. As the Austrian fought his way up Brink ascent, Rydzek and Graabak came closer and closer side by side. After that uphill, the German attacked and Riiber and Akito Watabe (JPN, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) dropped back, only Graabak remained at his heels. In the new top trio Graabak lost the contact to the others in the downhill to omega, and Rydzek took advantage of it attacking after the curve into the Zorzi uphill. With Seidl as a buffer behind him, the crucial gap was opened, which the Norwegian could no longer close. Johannes Rydzek celebrated the first victory of a German athlete this season ahead of Jørgen Graabak and Mario Seidl. "An amazing day. I felt good on the hill already and my starting position was promising. I knew it was going to be an exciting race. I tried to be economical with my power but had to invest quite at lot at the beginning. But I had good skis and felt great. In the last lap, I took my heart into my hands and just tried it. I speculated for the win but that is really worked out in the end is so cool. This pushed me a lot on the last uphill. Just an amazing race." Jarl Magnus Riiber finished fourth ahead of Akito Watabe. Vinzenz Geiger (GER, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) outsprinted Eric Frenzel (GER, Fischer skis, bindings and boots) and finished sixth.
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