Pittin wins third gold of the week
Sun, 15 Jan 16:25:00 2012
Alessandro Pittin won his third Nordic Combined gold of the weekend with another superb performance in Chaux-Neuve.
The Italian produced a superb ski jump, the fourth-best of the competition, and quickly overhauled his the jump specialists in front of him to take the lead.
From then on the 21-year-old cruised home, winning by 16.5 seconds from Norwegian duo Joergen Graabak and Mikko Kokslien.
Pittin has now trimmed runaway World Cup leader Jason Lamy-Chappuis's lead in the season standings to 108 points.