Alpine skiing, World Cup 2021/2022 – Matthias Mayer wins the men’s downhill in Lake Louise, Paris in the top-10

Alpine skiing, World Cup 2021/2022 – Matthias Mayer wins the men’s downhill in Lake Louise, Paris in the top-10
Alpine skiing, World Cup 2021/2022 – Matthias Mayer wins the men’s downhill in Lake Louise, Paris in the top-10

Matthias mayer returns to Lake Louise after two years picking up where he left off, that is with a victory, although this time in a different specialty. The first descent of the season Alpine Ski World Cup is a completely Austrian-Swiss discourse. Austria double with the reigning world champion Kriechmayr to occupy the place of honor, then the usual constant Beat Feuz third. But it is the one that attracts the most attention Marco Odermatt, who defends himself in downhill, conquering his best career result in this specialty, fourth and lone leader of the overall standings. Another day stingy with joys for Italy, which is still missing the appointment with the podium: the best Dominik Paris, eighth to almost a second.

Mayer wins the descent of Lake Louise

Almost perfect race of the 31-year-old Austrian, who had already won in the US town, but in super-G. The time of 1: 47.74 is worth the first leadership of the specialty ranking in the year and a success that was missing from December 2020 in Bormio. Second at 23 cents another who loves this track, compatriot Vincent Kriechmayr, who started with bib number 1. Beat Feuz completes the podium (+0.35): for the Swiss there are 41 downhill, equaling the record of placements in the top-3 in this men’s specialty.

Lake Louise

He loses his ski, falls, takes the door in the face: poor Raffort!

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But the palm of the best supporting actor if he wins it Marco Odermatt. Down after Kriechmayr, it was understood that his performance had been convincing ever since he had crossed the finish line, but he would never have expected a fourth place. For the leader of the general classification it is the best placement in his career in downhill, collecting a very important result in terms of crystal ball, where he still starts as favorite. Pinturault also showed up at the starting gate to try to collect some points, but for a few cents he finds another zero.

Odermatt, what a match! Fourth, for the general there is

Fifth Max Franz (very fast in qualifying) who gives Austria three athletes in the top five positions. The Wunderteam certainly comes out of this first descent from the best nation, and if it hadn’t been for one too many mistake by Daniel Hemetsberger in the central section, perhaps we would be talking about something even more exceptional.

Also noteworthy is the return of Aleksander Aamodt Kilde from injury with a convincing ninth place (+1.01), although he probably expected something better.

1. M. MAYER (AUT) 1:47.74
2. V. KRIECHMAYR (AUT) +0.23
3. B. FEUZ (SUI) +0.35
4. M. ODERMATT (SUI) +0.40
M. M. FRANZ (AUT) +0.56
6. R. BAUMANN (GER) +0.77
7. M BAILET (OFF) +0.79
8. D. PARIS (ITA) +0.96
9. A.A. KILDE (NOR) +1.01
10. R. COCHRAIN-SIEGLE (USA) +1.04

Italians

Another day stingy with joys for Italy, which once again misses the appointment with the first podium of 2021/2022. Dominik Paris probably does not go down in complete confidence due to the flat visibility and closes his first race of the season in eighth position, paying 96 cents. The only other Italian in the points is Christof Innerhofer, 25th, more than two seconds behind the leader. All the others out of thirty, while Emanuele Buzzi is surprised by the first bump and falls.

Lake Louise

Odermatt, what a match! Fourth, for the general there is

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Lake Louise

Mayer wins the descent of Lake Louise

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