Norway's Jarl Magnus Riiber took a giant step towards winning the International Ski Federation (FIS) Nordic Combined World Cup Triple title for the first time after he extended his advantage to over a minute in Seefeld.
Riiber won today's 10 kilometres Gundersen competition in a time of 23min 28.3sec to claim his second consecutive victory.
The reigning individual normal hill world champion will go into tomorrow's final round in pole position following his triumph today.
Riiber completed the 10km cross-country section 1:07 quicker than Jørgen Gråbak, while Vinzenz Geiger of Germany did enough for third.
The Norwegian has now won nine of this season's 12 FIS Nordic Combined World Cup events.
As was the case yesterday, his victory was built on a solid performance in the ski jumping round as he topped the standings going into the cross-country race.
Riiber earned a total of 138.6 points after his jump of 104.5 metres and he made full use of his advantage on the 10km course.
"I am so satisfied to have managed an even bigger gap to the rest of the competitors today and it is important to have a lot of seconds on Jørgen," Riiber said.
"Hopefully I can be fast on the skis tomorrow and I am crossing my fingers."