combiner Vinzenz Geiger has surprisingly won his first world Cup. 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 were in the absence of the world Cup leading Jarl Magnus Riiber from Norway for the first German double victory in the world Cup winter.

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, in goal he was 7.1 seconds ahead. For Geiger, it was only the fourth podium of his career. Was third with 40.6 seconds behind the Japanese Akito Watabe.

“The delivery is just perfect”

“It was a great race by us. We have worked very well together. It is very was tactically and with a Happy ending for me, the delivery is just perfect,” said Geiger after the race.

Olympic champion Rydzek made two days after his first victory of the Season, the battle for the world Cup standings exciting. He has wide after seven podiums in ten races in the standings with 581 points, Leading Riiber (730).

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, now a 2013 at the same place, world champion, ran in fifth place, also Terence Weber in ninth place and Team-Olympic champion Fabian Rießle as the tenth made it into the Top 10.


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