Ski Presents: Geiger wins again in Titisee
Two victories for Karl Geiger, Markus Eisenbichler twice thirds: At the home game in the Black Forest, the DSV adlers fly in great Olympics form.
Karl Geiger tore in the beloved yellow jersey cheerful the arms in the height and clapped with his overjoyed buddy Markus Eisenbichler: At the home World Cup in Titisee-Neustadt, double winner Geiger and the two-time third railroads offered a grandiose show and not two weeks before Olympia Start in Beijing the golden hopes fired.
“That was just cool, I feel now now,” Geiger said after his outstanding appearance on the Hochfirsschanze, where he had previously recorded a fifth place as the best result: “Here I have always bitten the teeth in recent years. “
With its season winning number three on Saturday and four on Sunday, Geiger also gained the lead in the overall World Cup from the Japanese Ryoyu Kobayashi, which became fifth and fourth – the yellow jersey had lost violinas at the four-headed tour.
Bundestrainer Stefan Horngacher was just after the Gala at his place of residence Neustadt. “That was Megacool. Karl has offered a top performance, Markus too, and the rest of the team was also cool jumped,” said the Austrian on Sunday in the ard.
Geiger, at halftime even fourth, won in the final competition after jumps to 131.0 and 143.0 m (282.7 points) as the day before before Slovenes Anoint Lanisek (280,5). With 13 careers, the Allgäu now has more than the former tour winner Dieter Thoma in the account. Eisenbichler (Siegsdorf / 275,3) dropped back to a position in difficult conditions. Nevertheless, the 30-year-old was very happy with the weekend. “I’m really happy,” said Eisenbichler.
With the first jumping in Titisee-Neustadt, the fight for the last Olympic tickets had ended on Saturday. These went to Youngster Constantin Schmid (Oberaudorf), which had become stronger, and Routinier Pius Pashke (Kieferfelden) – although he knotted to his last weak performance. Get out of the Beijing team are the Olympic champion Andreas Wellinger (Ruhpolding) and Severin Friend (Rastbuchl).
That made for the two prominent eagles, however, was inevitable. Wellinger was positively tested on Friday on Corona, with a return to the Team for Beijing may have to endanger his colleagues or to count on a quarantine himself. “We did not want to go into this risk,” said Horngacher.
Also friend had taken the national coach – just missed the Routinian with rank 17 on Saturday the last chance to fulfill the DOSB norm still completely. Bitter: 14th place he reached on Sunday, had been enough.
Wellinger and friend are now ready for retrieval, if another Beijing driver infects, and will start at the dress rehearsal in Willingen next weekend. Wellinger, however, only if the doctors give their okay.
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The German B team of the “National Group” laid a strong appearance in Titisee-Neustadt. The last in the sporting insignificance slipped ex-world champion Richard Friday took the first World Cup points with twice the first World Cup points for over a year, Justin Lisso jumped at his first and third World Cup use sensational to the places eleven and 13.