Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Steamboat Springs Nordic combined star Todd Lodwick won his second consecutive Lillehammer SuperSprint title in downtown Lillehammer, Norway, on Saturday.
Lodwick led the U.S. Nordic Team team in qualifications, finishing second, followed by Nick Hendrickson in sixth, Bill Demong in 14th and Bryan Fletcher in 16th.
The race was head-to-head format with only Lodwick and Hendrickson making it past the round of eight. Hendrickson was matched against Nordic powerhouse Magnus Moan and beat him in a photo finish to advance to the quarterfinals. Finally, after four head-to-head sprints, No. 2-seeded Lodwick out-sprinted top seed Jonas Nermoen for the victory in front of about 1,500 Norwegian fans.
Results from Sunday's Nordic combined event in Lillehammer were not available as of press time Monday.