What’s coming for the Nordic Combined World Cup

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 6, 2010 12:09 pm

PREDAZZO (ITA), 6 January 2009 – 13,000 spectators have followed the DKB FIS Nordic Combined World Cup events in Oberhof last weekend, and even more spectators are expected in Val di Fiemme when the World’s finest Nordic Combined athletes meet for the two next competitions in a few days.


At the same time, Cross-Country’s Tour de Ski will hold its final stages in Val di Fiemme as well. On Sunday, the finish line for all Cross-Country competitions will be at the Alpe Cermis. The “final climb” is an extremely difficult uphill race.



    * Timetable:
      Friday, 8 January 2010, 18:30: Provisional Competition Round.
      Saturday, 9 January 2010, 9:30: Ski Jumping, HS 134; 17:15: Cross-Country, Gundersen, 10 km.
      Sunday, 10 January 2010, 9:30: Ski Jumping, HS 134, 14:15: Cross-Country, Gundersen, Final Climb 9 km.
    * The hill record is in the hands of Bernhard Gruber (AUT), who jumped 137.5 m on 9 January 2009.
    * Last year’s winners in Val di Fiemme were Bjoern Kircheisen (GER/in the last mass-start event of Nordic Combined history) in front of Bernhard Gruber (AUT) and Jan Schmid (NOR) and Magnus Moan (NOR) in front of Schmid and Pavel Churavy (CZE).
    * After their breaks, the athletes from the Japanese and Norwegian teams are expected to compete in Val di Fiemme.
    * Double World Champion Todd Lodwick will join the US squad after a training period at home. Johnny Spillane, who was the winner of Sunday’s competition in Oberhof, has won the 2003 World Championship title in Val di Fiemme.
    * Predazzo (1,014 m above sea level) in Val di Fiemme hosted the Nordic Ski World Championships in 1991 and 2003 and will do so again in 2013.