Eisenbichler’s absence in the national team is a surprise for fans, who find it difficult to imagine a World Cup competition without the titled ski jumper. However, the decision made by coach Stefan Horgnacher can be defended – In the recent German championship, Eisenbichler was only tenth, and in his only summer starts in the Grand Prix series, he was first twenty-second in Hinzenbach, and then thirty-fourth in Klingenthal. With this form, it would be difficult for him to get high places in Ruka.
However, there are more great players absent from the German squad. Horngacher also decided to remove Constantin Schmid from the first team, who was also a permanent representative of Germany at the World Cup in recent years. However, he was ninth in the national championship, just ahead of Eisenbichler.
These jumpers were called up by Horngacher
The coach of the German team decided to take the team they were in to Finland Karl Geiger, Martin Hamann, Stephan Leyhe, Pius Paschke, Philipp Raimund and Andreas Wellinger. It will be particularly interesting Hamann’s startwho still has quite little experience in competitions of this rank, but at the mentioned German championships he defeated all his more successful colleagues from the national team and won the gold medal.
The new World Cup season will start in Ruka, which means that after several years of organizing the inauguration on artificial snow or in hybrid conditions, the FIS returns to starting the competition in a place with appropriate natural conditions. The competitions in Finland will take place on November 25 and 26.