Petroni scored 1180 points where his biggest challengers, Aleksander Lesun (RUS) Jinwa Jung (KOR) and Federico Giancamilli (ITA) all had poor rides to ruin their chance of becoming Champion of Champions.
Petroni will have a 16 second lead over Dmytro Kirpulyanskyy (UKR) with combined event specialist David Svoboda (CZE) being a further second back.
The biggest winner of the riding was Robert Kasza (HUN) who scored 1200 points to move from 11th to 4th just 24 seconds behind Petroni.
This promises to be one for the closest Combined Events in recent memory with the top 12 athletes only separated by a minute, so the medals are still anyone’s.
Join us for the live webcast at 17:30 to see who will be crowned the Champion of Champions for 2011.