Sixth win of the season for the Norwegian ahead of 41-year-old Clarey and Giezendanner (dropped with 43). Disappointed Azzurri, the best is Marsaglia, twelfth
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde also tamed the Streif. In the Kitzbuehel descent shortened by the wind – the start was at the height of the Mausefalle -, the Norwegian extends the streak: it is the sixth victory of the season, the third downhill after Val Gardena and Wengen. For Kilde – first in 1’55 ”92 – it is the consecration, a triumph built also thanks to very fast materials. “I am here calmly and trying not to fall, soon there is the Olympics” declared the Norwegian on the eve, in fact he proved to be impregnable. On the podium the French Johan Clarey (at 41 years old!) Second at 42 cents and the other Frenchman Blaise Giezendanner, who started with 43 and knocked Matthias Mayer off the podium.
It was not a good day for the Italians. Dominik Paris, struggling from the start, finished 27th at 2 ”22. Christof Innerhofer after the good timed practice finished 17th at 1 ”70. The best is Matteo Marsaglia, twelfth at 1 ”43. In the 15 also Guglielmo Bosca, 15th at 1 ”65, points also for Pietro Zazzi, 28th at 2” 33. “What happened? I simply skied badly – is the comment of Paris -. Sunday there will be another possibility “.
Among the disappointed there is another veteran, Beat Feuz, only eighth (at 1 “14), while the World Cup leader, Marco Odermatt, confirmed his fifth place (at 78/100) which leads him to 1120 points in the general classification which always leads on Kilde and Mayer.
Slalom is scheduled for tomorrow in Kitzbuehel, due to the weather (snowfalls are expected) the descent has been postponed to Sunday.
January 21, 2022 (change January 21, 2022 | 13:57)
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