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Germany win team event in Lillehammer

Germany win team event in Lillehammer
By Sportsbeat

02/12/2016 at 23:44

Germany won the first team event of the new Nordic combined World Cup season to cement their place atop the Nations Cup standings.

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The quartet of Bjoern Kircheisen, Eric Frenzel, Fabian Riessle and Johannes Rydzek led following the ski jump portion in Lillehammer, with the former top-scoring here with 129.8 points.

They then came home in 49:34.9 minutes to take the win, with home favourites Norway 31.5 seconds further back in second.

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And completing the podium were Austria as they came home 1:23.7 minutes behind Germany, although Wilhelm Denifil was able to boast the best jump with a score of 137 points.

Germany lead the Nations Cup standings with 946 points, with Austria second on 697 and Norway third with 504.

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