Austrian wins Nordic Combined

Posted By: Steve Bellamy on February 14, 2010 8:16 am

One day after third place, Austria’s Tomaz Druml returned to victory in Kranj today by winning his fifth COC race of the season at the Continental Cup. The leader in FIS COC’s overall standing won the second competition in Slovenia in a nail-biting sprint final against Frenchman Nicolas Martin and Gudmund Storlien from Norway.
After the ski jumping portion, Sebastian Reuschel (GER) was in the lead with Druml in ninth position. With the six fastest racing time, the Austrian managed to win his fifth COC race in this season.
During the cross-country race, Reuschel fell back to 15th place. In the meantime, Lukas Klapfer registered the best time on the track with 22:02.7 minutes. With this performance, the Austrian moved up from 31st place at half-time to 6th overall.
The Continental Cup will go on with two competitions in Karpacz in Poland in two week’s time.
Today’s top three:
1. Tomaz Druml (AUT)          118.5 points (9.)/22:30.8 (6.)    23:26.8
2. Nicolas Martin (FRA)        119.0 points (7.)/22:34.6 (7.)      +0.8
3. Gudmund Storlien (NOR) 122.3 points (2.)/22:47.8 (1.)    +1.0