Chappuis ruled the DKB FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Seefeld, Austria this weekend. He won the Team Sprint with Sebastien Lacroix on Friday, he won in front of Watabe on Saturday and in front of Alessandro Pittin Sunday. This marks his 4th consecutive victory as he extended his lead in the Nordic Combined World Cup.
Chappuis states, “Three victories in three days is something unbelievable. I do not think that it can go on like this.”
On Sunday Chappuis was in 7th after the jumping portion. But as soon as the cross country portion started JLC showed his speed and reeled in competitor after competitor and soon caught the lead group. On the last lap Chappuis broke away with Pitten from the rest and it was a two man race for victory. Chappuis by mistake broke Pittins pole but had the class to wait for Pittins to receive a replacement. But at the finish Lamy Chappuis was too strong for his opponent and came home to claim his 4th straight victory and the 3rd in three days. On Saturday Chappuis started the cross country portion in 6th place but “ran a very intelligent race” to secure victory over Akito Watabe.
On Friday Sebastein Lacroix and Jason Lamy Chappuis (Team France) were in third place after the Ski Jumping portion but delivered an outstanding cross-country performance with Chappius anchoring the victorious victory ahead of Italy and Norway.
Nordic Combined World Cup standing: 1. Jason Lamy Chappuis (FRA) 554, 2. Tino Edelmann (GER) 381, 3. Akito Watabe (JPN) 361
Also this weekend in Austria was Team Exspirit “The World’s Leading Long Distance Ski Team”. They had planned on breaking in their new Salomon race suits in Livigno, Italy at the season opening FIS Marathon Cup La Sgambeda. But that event was cancelled due to snow shortage. So they jumped into the hotly contested cross-country OPA cup events held in St Ullrich.