Jarl Magnus Riiber finished clear of his rivals for the second successive day ©Getty Images

Jarl Magnus Riiber achieved back-to-back victories at the Ruka Triple, as the Norwegian asserted his dominance over the new International Ski Federation (FIS) Nordic Skiing World Cup season.

Riiber began the defence of his Ruka Triple and World Cup titles with victory in the season opener yesterday.

The 22-year-old again topped the ski jumping standings with a score of 133.2 points.

Team mate Espen Bjørnstad again proved the nearest challenger in the discipline, on 130.5.

The score saw Bjørnstad start the cross-country event 11 seconds behind the leader.

Riiber would extend his advantage throughout the 10-kilometre distance to finish in a winning time of 26min 12.7sec.

Germany's Vinzenz Geiger produced the second-fastest cross-country time to rise up the standings.

Vinzenz Geiger, left, finished second by just 0.01 second ©Getty Images
Vinzenz Geiger, left, finished second by just 0.01 second ©Getty Images

He finished runner-up and was 48.8 seconds off the pace, following a dramatic finish against Norway's Jens Lurås Oftebro.

A photo-finish determined Geiger had crossed the line 0.01 second clear of his rival, with Oftebro forced to settle for third place.

Bjørnstad dropped back during the cross-country event, leaving him off the podium places by six seconds.

The Ruka Triple concludes tomorrow, with Riiber appearing set to defend his title.