Ry­dzek leads Ger­man sweep in Nordic Wcup

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RAMSAU: Jo­hannes Ry­dzek led a Ger­man sweep of the top four spots in a Nordic com­bined World Cup event yes­ter­day. Ry­dzek over­took Fabian Riessle on the fin­ish stretch and beat his team­mate by 1.5 sec­onds as he fin­ished in 22 min­utes, 23.6 sec­onds. It was Ry­dzek’s third win of the sea­son and ninth over­all as the world cham­pion ex­tended his lead in the sea­son stand­ings. Olympic cham­pion Eric Fren­zel trailed by 8.7 in third, and Vinzenz Geiger was 15.0 back in fourth. Nor­way’s Espen An­der­sen was the best non-Ger­man fin­isher in fifth. Fren­zel opened the 10-kilo­me­ter cross-coun­try race af­ter win­ning the jump­ing ahead of Mario Seidl of Aus­tria. Seidl dropped to sev­enth af­ter post­ing the 37th time in the cross-coun­try por­tion. Another Nordic com­bined event is sched­uled for to­day.

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