Nordic Combined World Cup moves on to France, overall leader Jason Lamy Chappuis has home turf advantage

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 13, 2010 5:49 am


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                                            Overall World Cup Leader Jason Lamy Chappuis Enjoys Home Ground Advantage


CHAUX-NEUVE (FRA), 13 January 2010 – After the exciting race at Alpe Cermis in Italy and the historical 1-2 of the US team with Bill Demong and Todd Lodwick, the DKB FIS Nordic Combined World Cup will go on in Chaux-Neuve (FRA) this weekend.



          Friday, 15 January 2010, 11:15: Provisional Competition Round.
          Saturday, 16 January 2010, 11:45: Ski Jumping, HS 100; 14:45: Cross-Country, Gundersen, 10 km.
          Sunday, 17 January 2010, 11:00: Ski Jumping, HS 100, 14:00: Cross-Country, Gundersen, 10 km.

    *French athlete Jason Lamy-Chappuis, who is currently leading in the overall World Cup standings, enjoys home ground advantage. Coming from not far from Chaux-Neuve, from the little village of Bois d’Amont, Jason Lamy Chappuis will undoubtedly be the star of this Home-World Cup of the French team.
    *Starting from this year, the ski jumping hill will have a new icy inrun track. The cross-country portion will be held on a 2 km long track.
    * Eric Frenzel, Tino Edelmann and Bjoern Kircheisen from Team Germany will skip the competitions in Chaux-Neuve. Team Finland won’t be present; Koivuranta and his team-mates will train in view of the coming Olympic Winter Games at home.
    * Chaux-Neuve hosted 17 Nordic Combined World Cup competition between 1990 and 2003. The last winners were Magnus Moan (NOR) and Anssi Koivuranta (FIN) in 2009. In 2003, Felix Gottwald (AUT) won in front of Ronny Ackermann (GER) and Todd Lodwick (USA).
   * Where is Chaux-Neuve? Chaux-Neuve (1000 m over sea level) is situated in the French department of Haut-Doubs, close the boarder withSwitzerland and in the middle of the Jura mountain range. Mouthe is the closest bigger town situated about 7 km west of Chaux-Neuve. Chaux-Neuve has only some 200 inhabitants, but its roots go back to the 14th century. The region is famous for a wide range of culinary specialities (cheese and wine)
   * Besides the Nordic Combined World Cup, the traditional long distance cross-country skiing race of the Transjurassienne is the other highlight of the winter season. This year it will take place on 13th-14th February