March 05, 2016

SCHONACH, Germany (AP) Overall champion Eric Frenzel of Germany won a Nordic combined World Cup after Norway's Magnus Krog was disqualified for an infringement Saturday.

Krog finished the 10-kilometer cross-country race first, but the German team complained he had cut in front of Frenzel on the last turn and the jury decided against Krog.

Frenzel was awarded the victory after clocking 23 minutes, 32.8 seconds - 15.4 ahead of Norway's Jan Schmid and 22.3 in front of Japan's Akito Watabe. Germany's Fabian Riessle was fourth.

It was Frenzel's eighth win of the season, a personal best, and the first German victory in Schonach since Hubert Schwarz won in 1987.

With just Sunday's scheduled race remaining, Frenzel increased his unassailable lead. He has 1,357 points, ahead of Watabe on 1,044 and Riessle on 984.

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