Frenzel wins Nordic Combined World Cup event

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) Defending overall champion Eric Frenzel earned his first Nordic Combined World Cup victory of the season by beating German teammate Fabian Riessle in an individual Gundersen event on Saturday.

Frenzel was third after the ski jump and then finished the 10-kilometer cross-country race in 25 minutes, 1.9 seconds, beating Riessle by 2.7 seconds.

The two Germans left a trio of Norwegians far behind. Jan Schmid of Norway clocked 25:14.2 for third, followed by Magnus Moan and Haavard Klemetsen.

Klemetsen won the ski jump portion with a 142-meter jump, followed by Sindre Ure Stvik of Norway and Frenzel.

Three Germans top the overall standings after two events - Johannes Rydzek and Riessle both have 120 points, while Frenzel has 108.

Rydzek won the opening event but was 13th Saturday.

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