Nordic Combined World Cup events this weekend

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 16, 2009 2:01 pm

EVENT PREVIEW:

Three DKB FIS Nord Combined World Cup Races in Ramsau am Dachstein

RAMSAU (AUT), 16 December 2008 – It is the home of two-time Olympic Champion Felix Gottwald (and he will be one of the most important protagonists), and it was the 1999 Ski Nordic World Championships host: Ramsau am Dachstein in Austria has a long Nordic Skiing tradition. Here, the third stage of the DKB FIS Nordic Combined World Cup event will be held from Friday to Sunday, after the withdrawal of Harrachov (CZE). Three competitions will be held in Ramsau.

 

 

Quick facts:

 

  • Timetable:

Friday, 18 December, 10:00 am: competition round HS 98

    11:30 am: provisional competition round HS 98

                                        15:30 pm: 10 km cross-country race

Saturday, 19 December, 12:45 pm: jumping session, HS 98

                                                 15:45 pm: 10 km cross-country race

Sunday, 20 December,   12:45 am: jumping session, HS 98

                                                       15:45 pm: 10 km cross-country race

  • Nordic Combined World Cup events in Ramsau:

1998 (2 events), winner Vik and Braaten (both NOR)

2002 winner Gottwald (AUT)

2003 winner Lajunen (FIN)

17.-18.12.2005, Podium Places: Tande (NOR)/Ackermann (GER)/Moan (NOR) and Moan/Graesli (both NOR)/Chappuis (FRA)

16.-17.12.2006, Podium Places: Bieler (AUT)/Koivuranta (FIN)/Laheurte (FIN) and Moan (NOR)/Chappuis (FRA)/Ackermann (GER)

15.-16.12.2007, Podium Places: Kircheisen (GER)/Gruber (AUT)/Tande (NOR) and Kircheisen/Ackermann/Edelmann (all GER)

20.-21.12.2008, Podium places: Demong (USA)/Kircheisen (GER)/Schmid (NOR) and Kircheisen (GER)/Demong (USA)/Chappuis (FRA)

  • Ronny Ackermann (GER) will be back at the competitions. He did not participate at the World Cup events in Lillehammer preferring some training routine. “It was strange watching the competitions at home in front of the television. But it was the right decision, gaining some strength in view of a very intensive weekend.”
  • Toni Innauer, Director of Nordic Sports inside the Austrian Ski Federation hopes that his squad will do better than in the first two events in this season.
  • The hill was built between 1993 and 1995. It is a K98; at the 1999 World Championships, Kazuyoshi Funaki won the small hill title with 96 meters.
  • Six time Olympic Medal winner Felix Gottwald lives in Ramsau am Dachstein; former cross-country world champion Alois Stadlober (relay gold medal winner and 10 km silver medal winner in 1999) is chairman of the Ramsau Nordic Combined organising committee.
  • Ramsau am Dachstein is a village with some 3,000 inhabitants in Upper Styria. With its well-developed  tourism infrastructure, Ramsau is the most popular spot for tourists in the whole of Styria. There are more than 200 km of cross-country tracks and the possibility to run on the glacier, too.

 

 


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