Lamy-Chappuis wins to top standings

Sun, 11 Dec 14:31:00 2011

France's Jason Lamy-Chappuis recorded his first FIS Nordic Combined World Cup victory of the season in Ramsau, Austria, to climb to the top of the standings.

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The 25-year-old had to settle for silver in the last two rounds and it looked like he could be second best again after ending the ski-jump section behind the then leader Tino Edelmann of Norway.

But Lamy-Chappuis isn’t an Olympic and world champion for nothing and he finished the cross-country in 21 minutes 59.4 seconds to claim victory, Edelmann failing to make the podium as he finished fourth.

This means that Lamy-Chappuis moved on to 354 points overall, with Edelmann bumped down to second, just four points behind.

Norway’s Krog Magnus, winner of the first World Cup event in Finland, moved into third overall after claiming silver in Ramsau and sits on 275 points.

And Mario Stecher gave the home crowd something to cheer about as he claimed the final podium step, his best World Cup finish this season.

Sportsbeat / Eurosport

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