SEEFELD, Austria (AP) — Eric Frenzel of Germany won his second Nordic combined World Cup event of the weekend on Sunday.
Frenzel outsprinted Mikko Kokslien of Norway and Taylor Fletcher of the United States in the home stretch of the 10-kilometer cross country to finish in 25 minutes, 19.9 seconds. "I have never had two wins in two days before," said Frenzel, who has six World Cup victories. "This is very special for me."
Kokslien came 2.9 seconds behind and beat Fletcher, who was given the same time, in a photo finish. It was Fletcher's first career World Cup podium. Tino Edelmann of Germany was 28.8 seconds behind in fourth.
"It was a tough race," Frenzel said. "In the end it was a tactical battle with Mikko and Taylor. I am glad I saved some energy for the sprint." Haavard Klemetsen had the best jump but the Norwegian came 24th.
Defending World Cup champion Jason Lamy Chappuis of France, who finished 15th, leads the standings with 527 points, followed by Magnus Moan of Norway with 508 and Frenzel with 474. The Nordic combined World Cup continues in Klingenthal, Germany, next weekend.