Evgeniy Klimov wins the PCR in Oberstdorf
- FIS/Silke Tegethof
Russian jumping sensation Evgeniy Klimov has once
again proved he is the jumper to contend with when
it comes to jumping the large hills. Klimov took
the victory in today’s PCR with a great jump of
134.5 metres which meant 142.6 points and a 13-second
headstart for the roller-ski race should the PCR
have to be taken into account in case of difficult
wind conditions tomorrow.
French superstar Jason Lamy Chappuis stroke back
after his competition gone bad in Villach and claimed
the day’s second rank with 135 metres (139.3 p.).
Rank three went to Villach’s podium athlete Marjan
Jelenko from Slovenia (129.5 m; 134 p; +0:34), closely
followed by Czech Tomas Portyk on rank five and
overall SGP leader Johannes Rydzek on five. Lukas
Greiderer, Tim Hug, Jakob Lange, Fabian Steindl
and Mario Seidl rounded out the Top Ten, showing
that the youngster’s good results from Villach were
not a one day wonder.
Bjo"rn Kircheisen and Eric Frenzel who occupy
ranks two and three in the overall ranking had weaker
jumps of 123.5 and 125.5 metres which put them into
ranks 17 and 12, one minute and one minute and 13
seconds behind the leader Klimov. Because of the
number of 56 starters only, every athlete is entitled
to start in the competition due to a jury decision.