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Ski Jumping Pacesetter Ander Fannemel ready for Four Hills test

Anders Fannemel feels he will have to cope with the pressure of the yellow bib during the Four Hills tournament in Germany and Austria.

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The 63rd staging of the competition gets under way in Oberstdorf on Sunday, with the Norwegian leading the Ski Jumping standings this season.

A victory in Nizhny Tagil along with two other podium finishes in December sees Fannemel enter Four Hills as the pacesetter.

Despite being in form, the 23-year-old is not getting carried away as he looks to keep himself in yellow.

"It's a new experience for me to wear the yellow bib," he said.

"I feel better prepared in the last years and I'm looking forward to start jumping. Of course it's important to have a good start on every hill.

"I will try take it one jump at a time and keep on working. When all four competitions are over, we will see how it worked."

One of those who will likely provide a stern test for Fannemel is the Czech, Roman Koudelka.

He won last time out in Engelberg and wants to make the most of his tag as one of the favourites.

"Of course I'm one of the favorites, but there are ten jumpers, who can win," he explained.

"I'm not nervous, I feel strong and have a positive feeling. It's important for me to take it step by step and now I focus on Oberstdorf.

"Then comes Garmisch-Partenkirchen, that's my favorite hill."

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