Frenzel wins Nordic combined; Fletcher of US 3rd


SEEFELD, Austria (AP) — Eric Frenzel of Germany won his second Nordic combined World Cup event of the weekend Sunday. Taylor Fletcher of the United States was third.

Frenzel outsprinted Norway's Mikko Kokslien and Fletcher in the home stretch of the 10-kilometer cross country to finish in 25 minutes, 19.9 seconds. It was his sixth World Cup victory.

Kokslien was 2.9 seconds behind and beat Fletcher in a photo finish. Fletcher had the same time in reaching his first World Cup podium.

Haavard Klemetsen had the best ski jump but the Norwegian finished 24th.

Defending World Cup champion Jason Lamy Chappuis of France, who finished 15th, leads the standings with 527 points, He is followed by Norway's Magnus Moan (508) and Frenzel (474).

The Nordic combined World Cup resumes next weekend in Klingenthal, Germany.

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