The German team

    Despite the absence of Geiger and Rydzek, the German team traveled to Estonia with a large contingent. Julian Schmid in particular should figure something out from their ranks, who did well on the hill in the training sessions and in yesterday’s mixed team. For his part, Eric Frenzel found it more difficult and certainly needs distance in cross-country skiing in order to be able to do something on the hill. The same applies to Terence Weber and Manuel Faißt. Fabian Riessle and Jakob Lange are not doing as well as they would like in Otepää. David Mach and Tristan Sommerfeldt complete the team.


    Mass start on Saturday

    For the athletes, the mass start is first on Saturday, which is slowly being established again in the World Cup this season after years of almost only one competition format. First there is a ten kilometer run before the normal hill in the evening. At the first mass start, the field finished as a whole, now it will be interesting to see whether the fast runners will manage to pull away on the cross-country ski run in Otepää.


    Many top stars are missing

    The competition in Otepää takes place without a few top stars. World Cup leader Jarl Magnus Riiber did not travel to Estonia and it is still uncertain when the Norwegian star will be involved again. Riiber has been suffering from a stomach parasite for a few weeks and is still unable to train. Vinzenz Geiger and Johannes Rydzek got caught in the German team. Geiger is missing after a cold, Rydzek is missing due to a corona infection. With the Austrians Mario Seidl, Martin Fritz, Stefan Rettenegger and Christian Deuschl, four athletes are out.

    Warm welcome

    Hello and welcome to Otepää Men’s Nordic Combined! The live ticker starts in good time before the start of the competition.