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. “It’s unbelievable, I will definitely not forget a day like today,” Lamparter said. “I already showed a top performance on the hill, the race was then simply just hard for me.” Lamparter topped the normal hill ski jump with 105…

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