24-year-old Rookie Patrick Von Kanel (SUI2) has had an amazing day and is now in position to battle it out for third place tomorrow with Benoit Outters (FRA1) and Paul Guschlbauer (AUT1). 'It has been amazing,' says his supporter Sepp Inniger. 'That he's been able to make such a long distance flying today is just great. A third place finish is now possible. Chrigel Maurer has been a great teacher for him. They have flown a lot together, and Patrick has learned so much from him.' So can Patrick be the next Chrigel? 'Maybe,' laughs Inniger.

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