The tour favorites in check

In 10 days it starts again and the 68. The fourth edition of the Four Hills Tournament starts. Four World Cup weekends are already over, so it's time to take a close look at this year's Tournament favourites!

Ryoyu Kobayashi:

The high-flyer of last season seems to be back in top form just in time for the Four Hills Tournament. After a rather bumpy start to the season with places four to six, the Japanese seems to have regained his former strength with his victory in Klingenthal. It remains to be seen whether it will be enough to clinch a Grand Slam victory again this year.

Stefan Kraft:

The Austrians were not able to get the maximum out of last year. For the new season, Andreas Felder's team seems to have regained their composure and Stefan Kraft has also regained his old form. After having already jumped for the tour victory in the 15/16 season, the chances of landing on the podium again this year are very good.

Daniel Andre Tande:

The Norwegian is the season's top jumper after two injury-plagued years with two victories. After he gave up his tour victory in the 2016/2017 season only in the last jumping, it remains Tande's wish this year that he can keep his form during the tour.

Karl Geiger:

The man from Oberstdorf is the German tour hopeful and is especially looking forward to jumping home for the first time. After celebrating his first World Cup victory last season, the 26-year-old seems to be in good shape early this year and hopefully he will be able to keep it for the German team during the Four Hills Tournament.

Kamil Stoch:

At the beginning of the season, the Polish high-flyer is not yet in the familiar form. From the experience of recent years, however, the Grand Slam winner of 2017/2018 should also be expected this year. He knows the tour jumps inside and out.

The extended circle:

Especially newcomer Phillipp Aschenwald could convince with good competitions and could jump around the podium. Peter Prevc also gradually returns to his old form. Therefore, the tour winner of 2015/2016 should also be expected. The surprises of the season so far are the Slovenian Anze Lanisek and the Japanese Yukiya Sato. Lanisek has already been on the podium twice and Sato celebrated his first World Cup victory in Niszhny Tagil.

Rarely before has it been so exciting who can take home the golden eagle at the end and it remains to be seen which jumper will be on time in the perfect flight form!

Dec 18, 2019

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