This year the Seefeld Nordic Combined Triple has celebrated its 11th edition.
Ski jumping and cross-country competitions took place in the Seefeld Sports Arena on Friday, Saturday, and the Grand Finale on Sunday.
As part of the Nordic Combined Triple 2024, two Women's World Cup competitions were organized for the second time in Seefeld on Friday and Saturday.
The first Nordic Combined World Cup was held in Seefeld back in 2004. In 2013, a group around the then OC Head Werner Frießer and the former Nordic sporting director of the Austrian Ski Association Ernst Vettori sat down together to talk about how the World Cup in Seefeld, which had already existed for years, could become a real season highlight for the Nordic Combined. The Four Hills Tournament for ski jumpers and the Tour de Ski for cross-country skiers were the inspiration.
Their first idea was to have three competitions at three different venues, but finally, they decided the new Triple format would take place at only one location, which premiered in 2014. Since then, the unique World Cup event has taken place every year, eight times in Seefeld and once, in the World Cup year 2019, in Chaux-Neuve (France).
Originally, the triple included all Nordic Combined formats. Nowadays, the Triple includes a jump from the HS-109-metre hill followed by the cross-country races: 7.5 kilometers on day one, 10 kilometers on day two, and 12.5 kilometers on the third day.
The winner is decided at the very end after the third cross-country race on Sunday afternoon is completed.
Jarl Magnus Riiber was the winner of the 11th Seefeld Nordic Combined Triple. The 26-year-old celebrated his third overall TRIPLE title with his third win on the third day.
Riiber also claimed the 200th Individual World Cup victory for the Norwegian Men’s team.
Jørgen Graabak took second place 23.1 seconds behind his teammate.
Stefan Rettenegger from Austria rounded up the podium 37.6 seconds behind the Norwegian.
Ida Marie Hagen was the winner of the women’s last Individual Compact competition of the season held in Seefeld and therewith also secured the victory in the Compact Trophy.
The "Ski Austria Fan Village", surrounded by a cozy open-air "Alpine village" atmosphere, located close to the ski jump and the finish line, is the perfect option to experience the competitions up close.