Italy's Val di Fiemme hosts three FIS Nordic Combined WC events
From 12 to 14 January 2018 two Individual Gundersen and one Team Sprint
New FIS parameters for the jumping hills: HS104 and HS135
Germany the nation to beat. Italy prepares the attack
The FIS Nordic Combined World Cup moves closer. In about two months the series will kick off – on 24 November in Ruka – and reigning champion Eric Frenzel will do his best in order to keep all his opponents at bay. It won't be easy at all, Frenzel and the German squad are well aware of it, even when the Cup will stop in Italy's Val di Fiemme from 12 to 14 January 2018. On that occasion, both Predazzo and Lago di Tesero venues will open its doors to World's best athletes from all over the planet and homeboys Alessandro Pittin, Samuel Costa plus the rest of the Italian team will certainly fight hard to claim podiums and entertain their fans.
According to the new FIS rules and parameters for the jumping hills, the Italian technicians adjusted both Predazzo hills that now measure HS104 and HS135. 'Many things have changed in recent years – claims Italy's sport director Sandro Pertile – and while in the past we used to measure the hills using mathematics and calculating wind strenght and flying angles, now we use facts and may calculate the hills' size simply by observing and recording jumpers' performances.'
The official schedule for the events in Val di Fiemme reads as follows: two Individual Gundersen LH HS135/10.0 K on Friday 12 January and Sunday 14, one Team Sprint HS135/2x7.5 K on Saturday 13 January.