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German triumph at Alpen Cup weekend in Oberwiesenthal

SSV Geyer e.V.

The local heroes Terence Weber and Jakob Lange wowed the home crowd with two victories at the Alpen Cup weekend in Oberwiesenthal. Over 60 starters from 6 nations had come to Oberwiesenthal to compete for points at this second stage of the Alpen Cup. With a first and a second place and taking over the leading position in the Alpen Cup overall standing, the weekend was a stellar experience for Terence Weber, who comes from Geyer, the same town as World Champion and overall World Cup winner Eric Frenzel.

With a jump of 100,5 metres (126,5 p.), Weber already had a dream start into his successful weekend, jumping 5 metres longer than all of his competitors. With 50 seconds of head start on Austrians Fabian Steindl (95,5m; 114 p. and 96 m; 114 p.) on the 10 kilometre track, Weber was unbeatable and won the race with a clear margin of 14,4 seconds on Austria's Philip Orter who set the fastest time on the track (21:04.9) and improved from a ninth to a second rank. David Welde came in third, 22,5 seconds after Weber. Jakob Lange, Fabian Steindl and Sebastian Voigt followed on ranks four five and six.

On Sunday, Weber was unbeatable on the hill again. He jumped 103 metres, achieving 103,5 points which meant a 14-second time advantage on strong skier Jakob Lange who went out on the 5-kilometre course in a promising second position after jumping 101 m (127 p.). Anton Schluetter ranked third at the intermediate point with 34 seconds of time disadvantage on the leading Weber. On the track, Lange only needed the 12th fastest time to overtake Weber and arrive at the finish line 27,1 seconds before the next athlete. Weber narrowly defended his second position again Philipp Kreuzer, who crossed the finish line about 2 seconds after Weber. Philip Orter once again set the fastest roller-ski time and turned an eights place after jumping into a final fourth rank.

OPA Coordinator Uwe Mu"hln was happy with the competition weekend: "We had two competitions on a really high level. In contrast to Winterberg, the roller-ski track is very demanding here and the hill is also larger so that the differences between the athletes were bigger. But Terence has fully used his home advantage and delivered a really strong performance this weekend."

For the overall standing this meant a new leader: Terence Weber took over the OPA leader BIB with 257 points, Austria's Philip Orter follows in second (246 p.). Former leader Fabian Steindl now ranks third with 234 points. The next Alpen Cup competitions are now on in Seefeld, Austria at the 14th and 15th December.

FISnordiccombined.com, 29 September 2013

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