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Miserable recovery of Vinzenz Geiger is rewarded with second place


Vinzenz Geiger secured the first podium place in the second season competition for the German combined athletes. The team Olympic champion in Kuusamo, Finland, was defeated by world champion Jarl Magnus Riiber again a tactically outstanding performance second, reaching the sixth top-3 placement of his career.

    
"Hats off, you can not do that better," said the coach in the "ARD". "That was just awesome today, I'm so happy," said the 22-year-old Oberstdorfer, who, after finishing seventh in the show jumping, stormed almost to the front with a tactical masterpiece and reached the sixth podium finish of his career: "In the last race I was getting closer and closer, so I knew I had to push hard. "The 22-year-old violinist had finished seventh after jumping at the Ruka winter sports center and was able to gain plenty on the last of four rounds. In the final sprint after 10 km Geiger finally wrestled the Norwegian Jens Luraas Oftebro nieder.Dessen compatriot Riiber, however, was like Friday on a class for himself, the world champion had in his 15th career success 48.8 seconds ahead of Geiger. The seven-time world champion Eric Frenzel was ninth after a weak jump. Fabian Rießle, fifth on Friday as the best DSV athlete, did not get over 18th place. The weak double Olympic champion Johannes Rydzek remained 33rd again without World Cup points.

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