Nordic Combined

The Associated Press - Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 13:21 ET

Germany wins Nordic combined World Cup team relay

Eric Frenzel guides Germans in final event before Sochi Olympics

Eric Frenzel leads Germany to a World Cup Nordic Combined win on Saturday in Oberstdorf, Germany. (Jens Meyer/Associated Press)

Eric Frenzel led Germany to victory on Saturday in Oberstdorf, Germany in the last Nordic combined World Cup team event before Sochi.

Germany's team of Tino Edelmann, Johannes Rydzek, Fabian Riessle and Frenzel was third after the ski jump event but made up a time difference of 28 seconds by completing the 4x5 kilometre
cross-country race in 49 minutes, 34.3 seconds.

Frenzel crossed the line 1.3 seconds ahead of Frenchman Jason Lamy Chappuis.

Chappuis and teammates Sebastien Lacroix, Maxime Laheurte and rancois Braud were first in the jump, and started with a 17-second advantage over Austria.

The Austrians - Wilhelm Denifl, Marco Pichlmayer, Christoph Bieler and Mario Stecher - finished third overall, exactly two seconds behind Germany.

An individual Gundersen event is scheduled for Sunday.

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