In Kitzbühel the free is from Dressen
On the legendary Streif first career success for the 24-year-old German who chokes in the throat the scream in Feuz for 20 cents and the Austraic Reichelt, third to 41 cents. Fill eighth first of the Azzurri, Paris tenth, Innerhofer falls
The German Thomas Dressen won the descent of Kitzbuehel, the most anticipated race of the World Cup season. He preceded by 20/100 the Swiss Beat Feuz, winner last Saturday in Wengen, while third to 41/100 is the Austrian Hannes Reichelt, dropped with the bib 1. The best of the Blues was Peter Fill, ninth at 1 “26; behind him, 11th, the 23 year old Emanuele Buzzi, started with the bib number 44 and the best result in his career, Dominik Paris, winner last year, closed 12th, while Christof Innerhofer fell after the cross of the Hausberg, fortunately without consequences.
the race – Dressen fell with the bib 19, when Beat Feuz and Switzerland began to predict a double Wengen-Kitzbuehel that in the recent history of skiing has only occurred on three occasions. The 24 year old German, who last year in Beaver Creek had won the first podium in his career with a third place, took advantage of a track made faster by the sun that had just peaked on Streif, while the first pectorals had also found a some sleet on the upper part. On a track in excellent condition, which guaranteed the possibility to do well even at the highest pectorals, the German was very fast especially in the upper part, keeping the necessary margin even on the terrible Hausberg. The last German to win on the Streif was Sepp Ferstl in 1979.
the Azzurri – Little luck for the Azzurri leaders. Christof Innerhofer, who had drawn the bib 2, made a very courageous race, taking advantage of a track faster than the day before thanks to the cold temperatures of the night. Near the time of Reichelt for most of the race, the financier fell on the exit jump of the cross of the Hausberg, when there were only a few seconds to the finish line. “I skied strong,” Innerhofer said, “I tried to reach the top of the Hausberg crossbar, but the skis beat me and I had no chance to stand up, I have no regrets, better than two seconds. to have ruined the best skis “. Peter Fill, winner in 2016, is ninth at 1 “26:” I’m quite satisfied. I do not know where I wasted time, I skied well. Strange race, who came down later found the sun. “Disappointed Dominik Paris, triumphing in 2017, also in the grips with the flu He closed 12th to 1” 64. “Pista difficult, I was not so loose, fluid on skis, I was not in the best condition but I wanted to try anyway, then the race changed for the sun, the track became faster”. Emanuele Buzzi celebrates instead: the 23 year old, with the bib number 44, makes an extraordinary race and draws 11th place, the best result in his career that puts him in pole position for the fourth pectoral blue at the Games. “I’m very happy, it’s a dream come true, this summer I felt I had improved technically, then with the start of the races I suffered a bit of pressure but the victory in the European Cup super-G in Wengen gave me confidence. was good at the exit of the road, on Steilhang: it was the goal of the day, I had never been able to do well that passage “.
Tomorrow the special, the next week last descent before the Games, to Garmisch.