Bryan Fletcher launches off the jump in Chaux-Neuve as he paired with brother Taylor to finish seventh in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup team sprint. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom-Alain Grosclaude)
CHAUX-NEUVE, France (Jan. 13) - Brothers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) paired up to finish seventh in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup team sprint in Chaux-Neuve. The brothers jumped to 13th and slowly moved up through the pack for the top 10 finish. The World Cup now heads to Seefeld, Austria for a pair of events next weekend.
Brothers Taylor and Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) finished seventh in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup team sprint in Chaux-Neuve.
Germany's Eric Frenzel and Tino Edelmann won by 1.4 seconds over Norway. The hometown favorite French team was third.
Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO) were 13th.
The World Cup now heads to the Olympic village of Seefeld, Austria for a pair of events next weekend.
QUOTES Bryan Fletcher Today was a fun day. Personally I was a little disappointed with my jumping today, however I was pumped with Taylor's performance both on the jump hill and in the cross country. I have not felt that great in cross country throughout the weekend however today I was able to hang tough and keep us moving up throughout the second half of the race. I am really proud of Taylor and his performance lately. He is really starting to step it up and he is without a doubt one of the strongest guys on the ccross country course day in and day out.
Personally it's very fun to race with my brother and I hope to do it more often. This is the second time this season we have been a team together and both times I think we have surprised ourselves with what we are capable of even if we don't have a perfect day.
Taylor Fletcher It was a pretty decent day for both of us. I had a pretty solid jump and a pretty good race as well. Bryan had a great race and hung though when the speed was turned up. We moved up about as far as we really could! The top jumpers really showed themselves today which put some time between packs. Racing with Bryan is a lot of fun. We keep improving with each race and hope to get a podium before the end of the year.