Double pack in the downhill, part two: The DSV ski racers again delivered a disappointing performance in Wengen. The Lauberhorn race in the ticker to read.
- Alpine skiing: Departure in Wengen, Saturday, 12.30 p.m.
- Two departures took place in Wengen on Friday and Saturday.
- the DSV-Stars miss another top spot. The traditional Lauberhorn race in the ticker to read.
Departure in Wengen: The end result
|Vincent Kriechmayr (AUT)||2.26.09|
|Beat Feuz (SUI)||+0.34|
|Dominik Paris (ITA)||+0.44|
Update from January 15, 1:45 p.m.: After the best 25 drivers we end the live ticker. The Austrian Vincent Kriechmayr is likely to win the downhill in Wengen. The Swiss Beat Feuz and the Italian Dominik Paris complete the podium. The second Lauberhorn race also ends in disappointment for the German alpine aces. After all, Dominik Schwaiger placed 17th and Romed Baumann 19th in the top 20. Simon Jocher was 24th, Josef Ferstl was 30th. The current condition of the German ski cracks only three weeks before the Olympics is causing concern. That’s another reason why speed specialist Andreas Sander withdrew before the start (see preliminary report).
Josef Ferstl: Can Ferstl improve the German result? No, shortly after the start he loses more than a second, something is not right at all. Before the final section, it’s already over three seconds. You can hear him cursing loudly while driving. Only place 23. Bitter!
Matteo Marsaglia: The Italian has his strengths on the icy gliding passages, which is why he has a big deficit early on in the upper section. Then he almost takes a goal with him, which was not without danger. 22nd place, more than three seconds behind.
Urs Kryenbuehl: The Swiss drives very gently and almost caresses the snow, as ZDF expert Marco Büchel describes it. But as so often, the pace is missing – 19th place.
Nils Allegre: The Frenchman is driven far out again and again. 19th place, still behind Romed Baumann, who is in 17th place. Schwaiger is the 15th best German so far.
Stefan Rogentin: And the next Swiss behind. After great performances in the Super-G, Rogentin can drive up freely without pressure. He is doing well, just a second behind before the final section. Eighth place – a great result for him.
Niels Hintermann: The Swiss loses a lot of time in the narrow passage in the upper part. At the finish it is almost two seconds behind – twelfth place. The top 20 are now below. Josef Ferstl comes in 25th. Simon Jocher has the start number 38.
Bryce Bennett: The next American in Wengen. His strength is the gliding passages, but the gap is too big early on. 16th place
Ryan Cochran Siegle: The US boy accelerates properly, but loses too much speed in the curves. 12th place
Max Franz: The Austrian made a crucial mistake early on – more than a second behind. Franz is fighting for an Olympic ticket, but nothing will come of it today. ninth place.
Carlo Janka: Another Swiss. The fans cheer as he leads after the first split. But then he goes too far to the outside and it’s almost two seconds behind. In the lower part he doesn’t get the curve again, this time he can’t correct it anymore and misses the goal. Pity! At the finish he says goodbye to the home fans.
Otmar Striedinger: The Austrian from Carinthia does well at the beginning, but then it’s almost a second behind. The final consequence is missing with him. eighth place
Travis Ganong: The first American gets on. The Garmisch winner of 2017 has to follow a big deficit. Then it’s more than three seconds. The US boy can’t quite keep up in terms of strength. Last place almost four seconds behind.
John Clarey: The Frenchman even comes out of the starting house with a head start. But he can’t keep up the pace. The backlog grows and grows. At the finish it is more than two seconds – eleventh place.
Daniel Hemetsberger: The Austrian surprisingly finished fourth yesterday, but he was already more than a second behind in the upper part. Hemetsberger can no longer catch up – eighth place.
Marco Odermatt: The Swiss wants his first victory in the downhill, yesterday he was close with second place. Odermatt gets off to a strong start, but in the meantime he slips away a little. But now comes the lower, technical part, that suits him. But then it’s already six tenths, that’s probably too much. fourth place. Just under half a second behind at the finish, only two hundredths are missing from the podium.
12:59 p.m.: “For me it was individual mistakes, we were well positioned in terms of material. I didn’t hit the line fully. I lacked the conviction,” said Romed Baumann on the ZDF microphone about his unsuccessful journey.
Christopher Innerhofer: The Italian drifts far away, but can counteract. Innerhofer shows courage, but the next mistake costs him a lot of time. Seventh place, 1.85 seconds behind.
Alexander Aamodt Kilde: Yesterday’s winner and he goes straight into the lead at the first split. But after the first jump, the Norwegian loses. Uhhh, almost a second behind. Is there anything else? Even he can no longer catch up. In the end, only sixth place, just under a second behind the leader Kriechmayr.
Matthew Bailet: The Frenchman from Nice is considered a daredevil and overexcited. Too many mistakes and more than two seconds behind early on. In the end it’s more than three seconds. Bailet even lines up behind the two Germans Baumann and Schwaiger.
Vincent Kriechmayr: The Austrian was only allowed to start yesterday with a special permit, which brought him criticism. Today he wants to give the answer on the track. Kriechmayr puts on a strong run – a lot is true. First place!
Wengen downhill now in the live ticker: DSV stars fail again
Dominik Schwaiger: The second German wants to know! But shortly after the start he is more than a second behind. Technically it doesn’t look bad at all, his jump wasn’t far enough and therefore the pace was out. Then he screams loudly when he is pushed too far out of the curve. Schwaiger gives everything, but unfortunately it’s not enough – almost two seconds behind and fifth place.
Dominic Paris: The experienced Italian already has a lot of problems in the upper part. Paris is a bit awkward, but the pace is still decent. Then he suddenly catches up, is there anything else? Insanity! Paris is getting closer and closer and in the end it is only a tenth behind – second place.
Martin Cater: The Slovenian has a wild ride and often has to take countermeasures. Of course he doesn’t have the pace then but he’s holding up well anyway, the risk is worth it. He likes the technical part with lots of ice and is only 32 hundredths behind – third place.
Beat Feuz: The first Swiss starts at the home race in Wengen. Beat Feuz was third yesterday, he is frenetically cheered on by the audience. Does that give him an extra push? Yes, he’s two tenths up after the half. That might do. Then he has to make a quick correction. At the Silberhorn jump he twists completely, but that’s enough – 17 hundredths ahead and first place!
Romed Baumann: The first German goes on the slopes. He has a slight lead at the start, but then he drives a bit too timidly and falls behind. In the intermediate part, Baumann holds up well, the strength is enough – but in the end that’s almost two seconds behind. Too bad that was nothing again!
Matthew Mayer: Let’s start with the Lauberhorn race! The Austrian Matthias Mayer is the first to leave the starting gate. He masters the first jump with ease, then it’s time to pick up the pace, but just don’t lose control. The first target time is 2:26:60.
Update from January 15, 12:22 p.m.: It’s going all the way up today! The classic Lauberhorn race is coming up. Yesterday the first descent was shortened by 45 seconds, today there is the original. “It’s very difficult to win here,” explained ZDF expert Marco Büchel.
Wengen downhill in the live ticker: DSV stars with luck at the start
Update from January 15, 12:15 p.m.: Another fifteen minutes and then the ski cracks will plunge into the Lauberhorn race on the World Cup downhill run in Wengen. Time to take a look at the start list. The German alpine aces were able to secure promising start numbers. The Austrian Matthias Mayer is the first to start, followed by Romed Baumann, another Austrian who is starting for the DSV. Third is the third of yesterday’s descent, the Swiss Beat Feuz.
The next German follows with Dominik Schwaiger in sixth place. The winner of the first descent, the Norwegian Alexander Aamodt Kilde starts in ninth place, yesterday’s second, the Swiss Marco Odermatt, follows in eleventh place. The other German racers Josef Ferstl (25th) and Simon Jocher (38th) have to wait a little longer.
Wengen downhill in the live ticker: DSV star Sander withdraws shortly before the Olympics
preliminary report: Wengen – For friends of the winter sports* there’s a lot going on this weekend. The downhill double pack at the World Cup in Wengen goes into its second round. This time it will be even faster, because the traditional Lauberhorn race is not shortened by 45 driving seconds after the first run on Friday.
For the DSV team the ended first departure in the debacle. No alpine ace was able to place in the top 20 – a German team had last done so badly six years ago. Shortly before the second descent, the next setback followed. World Championship runner-up Andreas Sander voluntarily decided not to compete in Wengen, just three weeks before the Olympics. This was decided by the 32-year-old and the coaching team, the German Ski Association (DSV) announced on Saturday morning a few hours before the start.
Wengen downhill in the live ticker: DSV star Sander does not start
Instead, Sander should prepare for the races in Kitzbühel. On the Streif there, two downhill races will take place on January 21st and 22nd as an Olympic dress rehearsal. In China, medals will be awarded in the fast disciplines on February 6 (Downhill) and February 8 (Super-G).
By not starting, Sander is reacting to his form crisis and the recent poor performance. At the downhill on Friday, the world championship runner-up was only 41st place and he hadn’t gotten past 33rd place in the Super-G the day before.
“A really disappointing day for me,” the Ennepetaler wrote on Instagram after the Super-G. His best downhill result so far this winter was eleventh place in Val Gardena just before Christmas. “The worm is in there at the moment. Nothing fits together,” said Sander after the failed downhill race on ZDF.
Departure in Wengen in the live ticker: DSV team required after historic debacle
In the first of two shot drives in Wengen on Friday, Sander was the worst of the five bad Germans on the route shortened by 45 driving seconds. He finished when the Norwegian won Alexsander Aamodt Kilde only 41st place. The fastest of the quintet was Dominik Schwaiger in 24th place – and he too made a sad face. “I’ve made too many mistakes,” he said. This also applied to his teammates.
In the Super-G the day before, the Germans had managed a kind of liberation: Vice World Champion Romed Baumann missed the podium by only three hundredths in fourth place, Josef Ferstl was happy with sixth place. A setback followed immediately: Baumann (27th), Ferstl (33rd) and the young Simon Jocher (38th) landed between Schwaiger and Sander – a German team had last done so badly in the downhill six years ago. It can only get better in the second descent. You won’t miss anything in our live ticker. (ck/dpa/sid) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA