combiner Vinzenz Geiger has surprisingly celebrated the first world Cup victory of his career. The Team Olympic champion referred to in the Italian Val di Fiemme record world champion Johannes Rydzek after a thrilling duel to the rank two. The two Oberstdorf, leading to the first German double victory in the world Cup winter. “The first victory – it couldn’t be better. Today was just a perfect day. In the end, I was able to tickle everything out on the last climb I gave everything,“ said Geiger, who was the target of 7.1 seconds ahead of Rydzek. Of the nearly defeated club colleague was also full of praise: “Vinz and I have worked great together. The last Rose from him was incredible.“
Geiger went to a good jump on 124.5 m, Fourth in the run, 37 seconds after the Austrians Franz-Josef Rehrl. Together with the directly behind him started Rydzek he managed to escape after five of ten kilometers. On the last lap Geiger continued, finally, the decisive attack. Was third with 40.6 seconds behind the Japanese Akito Watabe.
the Olympic champion Rydzek made two days after his first victory of the Season, the fight for the crystal ball again exciting. The Bayer-wide after seven podiums in ten races in the standings with 581 points in the short term paused Norwegian Jarl Magnus Riiber (730) in sight.
the rest of the German Team was around five weeks before the world Cup in Seefeld (19. February to 3. March) in great shape. Olympic champion Eric Frenzel (Geyer) who was in 2013 at the same place, world champion, ran in fifth place, also Terence Weber (Geyer) in ninth place and Team-Olympic champion Fabian Rießle (Breitnau) as the tenth made it into the Top 10.
the basis for the good result was a greatly improved performance on the hill, a five-DSV-Starter landed in the morning, among the best 15. “It was a very good Jump from us. We go on the way to the top,“ said Co-coach Ronny Ackermann.