Nordic combined: Rydzek jumps and runs for the first victory of the Season


    The spell is broken: Olympic champion Johannes Rydzek has provided the longed-for first individual victory of the German Nordic combined world Cup Winter. The record world champion won in the Italian Val di Fiemme after a strong chase ahead of Jörgen Graabak (Norway) and the Austrian Mario Seidl on the 17. World Cup success of his career. “That really was a brilliant day,” said Rydzek.

    For Oberstdorf, it was in the ninth in the individual race of the world Cup, winter and already the fifth podium place. “John has at the commencement of the done the most, took the Initiative, most of the leadership work done at the end of a. Remarkable,” said Co-coach Ronny Ackermann in the ZDF: “The whole team is strong running. That gives me hope for the next few weeks.“

    Rydzek had gone to a regular jump on 126.5 m as Fifth in the track, where he collected fast courts. On the last lap, he grabbed the after the Jump leading Seidl and ran unchallenged to the victory. “I’ve really taken the heart in the Hand and have tried it. On the last Rose, it has pushed me, it was just cool,“ said the 27-Year-old. In the overall world Cup shortened Rydzek had to with 501 points behind the leading Norwegian Jarl Magnus Riiber (730), with a ranking of four will have to suffice.

    In the first eight races of the season, the Team of national coach Hermann wine book, which had begun because of the snow situation in his homeland even before the race the trip was, without a victory remained. A longer losing streak was last seen in 2010/11, when only in the twelfth race of the node had burst.

    Norwegian for the first time, beaten

    Vinzenz Geiger (Oberstdorf) and Eric Frenzel (Geyer) who was in 2013 at the same place, world champion, followed on the ranks six and seven. Manuel Faißt (Baiersbronn) completed his 26. Birthday as a tenth of the good team result, Team Olympic champion Fabian Rießle (Breitnau) had to settle for 13th place.