Tande wins 2nd leg of Four Hills Tour, Stoch takes lead

January 1, 2017
Norway's Daniel Andre Tande celebrates after winning the second stage of the 65th four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Daniel Andre Tande beat Kamil Stoch of Poland to win the second leg of ski jumping’s Four Hills Tour but couldn’t prevent the double Olympic champion from claiming the tournament lead on Sunday.

The Norwegian soared 138 meters with his first jump and 142 with his second to win his first World Cup of the season with 289.2 points. Tande was 3.2 points ahead of Stoch, who jumped 135.5 and then 143 for the day’s longest jump.

Stefan Kraft of Austria, who won the opener in Oberstdorf, Germany on Friday, was third with 137 and 140 jumps for 282.4 points.

Germany’s Markus Eisenbichler was fourth, ahead of World Cup leader Domen Prevc.

Last year’s tournament winner Severin Freund of Germany was 21st.

Stoch leads the 65th tour with 591.2 points, ahead of 2015 winner Kraft on 590.4 and Tande on 584.6.

Innsbruck and Bischofshofen in Austria are next.

The 17-year-old Prevc leads the overall standings with 590 points after nine events, ahead of Tande on 532, Kraft on 491 and Stoch on 483.

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