LAHTI, Finland (March 6) - Hannu Manninen of Finland took the win in Saturday's nordic combined World Cup competition, edging out Austria's Felix Gottwald and French skier Jason Lamy Chappuis, in Finland.
"This was my last race in this season, and I have to say that it was really amazing for me. I achieved unbelievable results in the last months, three victories, two second places - I enjoyed every moment," Mannien said.
Nick Hendrickson (Park City, UT) led the way for the U.S. in 40th, followed immediately by Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) in 41st.
Strong winds forced the cancelation of the ski jumping competition for Saturday's event. Athletes were scored by their provisional jump, which was recorded on Thursday.
FIS Nordic Combined World Cup
Lahti, Finland - March 6, 2010
1. Hannu Manninen, Finland (12/3) 25:08.6
2. Felix Gottwald, Austria (29/1) +28.4
3. Jason Lamy Chappuis, France (7/19) +35.9
4. Mario Stecher, Austria (6/23) +39.6
5. Magnus Moan, Norway (30/2) +39.9
40. Nick Hendrickson, Park City, UT (53/27) +4:28.3
41. Taylor Fletcher, Steamboat Springs, CO (55/24) +4:34.5
43. Bryan Fletcher, Steamboat Springs, CO (50/38) +4:42.6
45. Alex Miller, Steamboat Springs, CO (45/44) +5:31.0