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Riiber completes Lillehammer World Cup cleansweep

Riiber completes Lillehammer World Cup cleansweep
By Sportsbeat

02/12/2018 at 14:14Updated 02/12/2018 at 15:04

Jarl Magnus Riiber continued his dominant start to the Nordic Combined World Cup season with a third victory of the weekend in Lillehammer on Sunday.

The Norwegian delighted his home crowd by completing the clean sweep in all three events, crossing the line in the 10km cross country section in 27:54.3minutes.

After a dominant performance in the ski jump, Riiber was always the favourite to complete the treble and ended up over 35 seconds clear of his compatriot Joergen Graabak who was second.

Third on the day was Germany's Johannes Rydzek, 0.8 seconds behind Graabak while Japan's Akito Watabe narrowly missed out on the podium.

Riiber had only one World Cup win to his name coming into this season but after a silver in the season opener in Ruka, the 21-year-old has been nigh-on unstoppable.

He is way out in front of the overall standings after three victories in Lillehammer and will next turn his attentions to Ramsau in Austria on the weekend before Christmas.

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