Geiger and Eisenbichler in chill mode before Innsbruck jumping

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Geiger and Eisenbichler in chill mode before Innsbruck jumping


Qualification in Garmisch, New Year’s event, qualification in Innsbruck: The past three days were tough for the tour ski jumpers, and things will continue on Sunday. The top German jumpers experienced a lot at Bergiselschanze.

Innsbruck (dpa) – Before the next ski jumping showdown on Bergisel, Karl Geiger and Markus Eisenbichler longed for some rest.

Corona test and then chilling a little” was the program for Eisenbichler from Upper Bavaria after qualifying for the third station of the Four Hills Tournament in Innsbruck. Even Geiger hadn’t planned much after a “cozy dinner”. Today (1.30 p.m. / ARD and Eurosport) the German double aviator wants to improve its good starting position at the Schanzen spectacle. The golden eagle for the overall winner is the big goal.

The violinist, who is currently second in the tour standings, has to pass the previous season high-flyer Halvor Egner Granerud to first place. With his qualifying victory on Saturday, the Norwegian already showed that he can also be expected on the treacherous hill with a view over the city and the picturesque mountains of the Nordkette. Eisenbichler is still well in the race as fifth, but has to catch up already around 13 meters on Granerud – and thus eleven more than Geiger. Between the two lie the Pole Kamil Stoch in third and his compatriot and last year’s tour champion Dawid Kubacki.

Geiger and Eisenbichler have experienced absolute highs, but also bitter defeats on the German Schicksalsschanze, where many touring dreams have already ended. “ One day you can become world champion and the other you cannot make it into the second round,” Eisenbichler stated aptly. In 2019, the nature boy from Siegsdorf am Bergisel celebrated the individual world championship title, while his friend Geiger took silver. During the tour, Eisenbichler had lost many points to the Japanese Ryoyu Kobayashi in the foehn storm just two months earlier and thus forfeited all chances.

A year ago Geiger was on course to win the tour for Germany again for the first time after Sven Hannawald’s triumph in 2002. A screwed jump in Innsbruck threw the Oberstdorf back.

The thought of the positive World Cup experience definitely helps, said Geiger after his seventh place in the qualification. With reference to the ski jump he also said: “ It’s good to know that you can crack it, but tomorrow I won’t be able to buy anything from what was two years ago.”

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