The weather wasnt the best this weeknd, so jumping wasnt possible again on sunday morning. The PCR from yesterday was choosen, where Harald was the best at the hill with 133,5m and could start the race as first. Sindre was 18 seconds behind him.
It was a though race, but Harald found his best day at the track and could celebrate his first podium this season as 3rd.
"It has been 10 hard days with 6 really tight competitions! So it was good to end it on podium! I felt better for every day and the skijump wasn’t perfect, but it was stabile!" - Harald Riiber
Behind him Sindre had hard race but finished as well into Top 10 as 8rd.
Lars position wasnt the best after the PCR and because of sickness he did not start the race. But he and the rest have a new chance next weekend at home in Rena again for another COC points.
3. Harald Riiber (+0:22,4)
8. Sindre Ure Søtvik (+1:03,1)
DNS Lars Buraas
At the new-old mass start, there was another good part in Ruka.
After Sindre had a solid 10 km race, he could show a perfect jump at 141m and celebrate his first victory this season! Congrats that much! :)
Nearly same race for Harald. He had as well a good chance for a podium, but missed them really close and placed 4th in the end. He can be happy as well with his best result, which is his best result this season.
Lars did a great job at the track with the 4th fast time at this 10 km. But he hadnt that luck at the hill and missed his first points as 32th.
1. Sindre Ure Søtvik (141m)
4. Harald Riiber (131m)
32. Lars Buraas (100m)
After the PCR was taken because of to much wind, Sindre was starting the race as first with 1 minute ahead the others. Alone on the top it was a though race for him and in the end he finished as 5th after his 10 km. Harald was starting as 4th into his race and had a hard race aswell and was 11th after it.
Our 3rd norwegian Lars Buraas was unfortunately disqualiied at the PCR yesterday. But tomorrow is another chance at the Mass Start for all!
5. Sindre Ure Søtvik (+0:26,6)
11. Harald Riiber (+1:27,0)
DSQ Lars Buraas
After a difficult morning at the jumping hill the jumping round was cancelled because of the wind. So the PCR was taken for the last race, which wasnt easy for all because of the warm weather.
In the end our best today was Espen Bjørnstad as 7th after his 10 km. Harald Riiber missed the Top 10 really close and placed 11th, while Einar Oftebro placed as well in Top 15.
7. Espen Bjørnstad (+1:18,2)
11. Harald Johnas Riiber (+1:34,6)
15. Einar Chr L Oftebro (+1:51,8)
18. Truls Johansen (+2:08,3)
21. Sindre Ure Søtvik (+2:21,0)
32. Jens Chr Lurås Oftebro (+3:50,3)
After a great jumping round from our team, there was a big chance for few norwegians to fight for the podium. In the end our best after the race was again Sindre Ure Søtvik. He finished as 6th after his good 10 km. As well Espen Bjørnstad had a solid race and placed in Top 10 as 8th. Our youngest Jens Chr Lurås Oftebro had today his best race. He had a great jump in the morning and placed 14th after his race!
6. Sindre Ure Søtvik (+1:14,2)
8. Espen Bjørnstad (+1:34,1)
11. Harald Riiber (+1:39,1)
14. Jens Oftebro (+1:50,1)
30. Einar Oftebro (+2:56,5)
31. Simen Kvarstad (+2:57,6)
40. Truls Johansen (+3:42,8)
After Sindre Ure Søtvik could win the jumping round he did a good job at the track as well. In the end only the french Antoine Gerard was faster at the finish. The 2nd place of Sindre was his first podium this season!
As well Harald Johnas Riiber were able to fight for the podium, but at the last 2 km he had a bit problems with his ski´s and finished as 6th after his 5 km.
2. Sindre Ure Søtvik (+0:07,1)
6. Harald Riiber (+0:19,7)
7. Espen Bjørnstad (+0:27,2)
27. Simen Kvarstad (+2:03,0)
31. Einar Oftebro (+2:16,4)
49. Truls Johansen (+3:21,6)
DSQ Jens Oftebro (during the jumping round)
The winner at the last Race before Christmas was the same as the other competitions before... Mikko Kokslien (New official site)! :) He had a great race from place 12 and won the finish sprint againt his teammate Truls Johansen.
Also Sindre Ure Søtvik had a good race and finished as 6. in the end. Harald Johnas Riiber was also able to race in Top 10 after his good result at the hill. Grattis gutter og koselig jule dagene!
1. Mikko Kokslien
2. Truls Johansen (+0:02,0)
6. Sindre Ure Søtvik (+0:17,0)
10. Harald Riiber (+0:35,6)
As well the second race in the US was also dominated by Mikko Kokslien (New official site) with an great 10 km race from him. Another podium with an fast run was Truls Johansen as 3rd in the end.
1. Mikko Kokslien
3. Truls Johansen (+0:15,0)
7. Sindre Ure Søtvik (+0:36,8)
The first race this season is done and it start perfect for our norwegian team, same as at the WC.
Mikko Kokslien (New official site) had a great race and was able to win the finish sprint against his teammade Truls Johansen!
1. Mikko Kokslien
2. Truls Johansen (+0:06,0)
7. Sindre Ure Søtvik (+0:27,0)
9. Harald Riiber (+0:37,5)