Norwegian Sunday is calling....
First Jarl was dominating the jumpinghill in the morning again and could win the first part with 131m. Our Worldcupleader Jan had as well an good jump at 122,5m and started 56 sec behind his teammate into the 10 km.
After 5km Jan was able to caught Jarl and both was racing together at the lead. Only Jarl wasnt able to follow him until the end. Jan did a great job at the track. There was no chance for the following athletes and so he could enjoy the last meters into the finish and celebrate his really deserved first WC Victory this season!
Indeed Jørgen was racing in a bigger group and fighting for the podium behind Jan. In the end it was a big finish sprint with 7 athletes and he finished as 7th. Jarl was racing again into Top 10 as 9th.
Our other norwegians were fighting far behind for the last points. Magnus Moan didnt start the race, and Espen was disqualified during the jumpinground. So it was up and down day, but the way to the Olympic´s seems to be the right one!
1. Jan Schmid
7. Jørgen Graabak (+0:08,9)
9. Jarl Riiber (+0:12,5)
29. Magnus Krog (+1:53,9)
30. Mikko Kokslien (+1:54,5)
DNS Magnus Moan
DSQ Espen Andersen
The first Teamsprint of this year was dominated from the German Team.
Our norwegians was racing with our 2 fastest guys at the Track, Mikko & Magnus. Both had their best jumps this days at the competition and were going as 8th with 1:12 min behind the germans
into their race.
Their did a great job at the track and was racing forward lap by lap. In the end Magnus had a though last lap with Team Finland (Eero Hirvonen) and Austria (Bernhard Gruber), fighting for the last podium. After a fotofinish Magnus won the sprint against Hirvonen and could celebrate and strong 3rd place together with Mikko.
2. Rießle/Rydzek (+0:07,0)
3. Mikko Kokslien/ Magnus Moan (+0:39,2)
What a perfect start into 2018! After great jumping results with 3 norwegians at the lead, Jørgen Graabak did an perfect job at the track and was able to celebrate his first victory this season! Vi gratulerer! :)
Jan had a bit trouble at the hill, but managed a good race, even he lost the finish sprint against german Rydzek and austrian Klapfer.
Espen and Jarl was racing together the first time and finished their race as good as possible as well at Top 10.
Magnus Moan seems to be on a better way at the new year with the fast time at the 10 km!
1. Jørgen Graabak
4. Jan Schmid (+18,6 sec)
6. Espen Andersen (+24,2 sec)
10. Jarl Riiber (+51,1 sec)
11. Magnus Moan (+1:06,7 min)
25. Magnus Krog (+2:07,4 min)
34. Mikko Kokslien (+2:54,3 min)