Norway's Jarl Magnus Riiber finished joint first in today's provisional competition round at the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Val di Fiemme ©Getty Images

Norway's Jarl Magnus Riiber and Austria's Franz-Josef Rehrl were joint winners of the provisional competition round in the individual Gundersen normal hill HS104/10 kilometres event, as action got underway at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Nordic Combined World Cup in Val di Fiemme.

Both athletes managed a distance of 103 metres and 143.4 points in the Italian resort.

They were followed in the standings by Norway's Jens Lurås Oftebro, who registered a distance of 104m and 141 points.

Riiber is again the man to beat in Val di Fiemme, after his astonishing start to the season.

The double world champion and Olympic team silver medallist has won six of the seven competitions so far.

He only missed out in the first race in Ramsau, Austria, on December 21, when Germany's Vinzenz Geiger pushed him into second place.

His form has seen him amass 680 points in the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup rankings, as he defends the overall title he claimed last season.

Action in Val di Fiemme continues tomorrow, when the first of two individual Gundersen normal hill HS104/10km events will be held.