Lamparter wins Nordic combined World Cup in absence of Riiber

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Norway’s Jarl Magnus Riiber has dominated the Nordic skiing World Cup this season but his absence through injury on Saturday allowed Austria’s Johannes Lamparter to seal his maiden victory in the competition. The 20-year-old Lamparter won a stunning world title last year but had never won a World Cup event before putting that right convincingly in Italy’s Val di Fiemme. Lamparter topped the normal hill ski jump with 105.5 metres to start the 10 kilometre cross-country portion with a 14-second lead over Germany’s Eric Frenzel and held on to win in 25 minutes 49.8 seconds. Frenzel finished third…

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