Nordic Combined news - Jarl Magnus Riiber shines again in Estonia

Riiber shines again in Estonia
By Sportsbeat

06/01/2019 at 14:16Updated 06/01/2019 at 14:29

Jarl Magnus Riiber earned his sixth Nordic Combined World Cup win of the season as he continued his dominance in Estonia.

The result leaves the Norwegian with six wins and a second place in his seven races this season to put him firmly on top of the overall standings, finishing the race in 22.31.1.

The 21-year-old started ahead of the rest of the field following the ski jump and picked up the pace with 2.5km remaining to cruise home, 20.9 seconds ahead of second-placed German Johannes Rydzek.

Rydzek leapfrogged fellow German Manuel Faisst into second during the skiing section as the latter slipped down the pecking order to tenth.

Japan's Akito Watabe fought off the rest of the chasing pack in the home straight to clinch the final podium place, 43.6 seconds behind the leader.

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