The men’s last downhill race of the 2017 / 2018 Audi FIS Ski World Cup campaign was a tight affair. The win was shared by two Austrians, with Mattias Mayer and Vincent Kriechmayr sharing the victory just 4 hundredths ahead of Beat Feuz of Switzerland. Norway’s Attacking Viking Aksel Lund Svindal finished 4th, just 8 hundredths behind Feuz and 12 behind the winning duo.
Today’s race was carried on a shortened course (start from super-G start) since weather conditions prevented a full-length training run Tuesday and the FIS International Competition Rules for downhill don’t allow racing on a part of course that has not been part of the official training run. Initially scheduled to start at 10:30 in the morning, the race finally commenced at 13:15 due to poor visibility and snowfall.
Feuz’s third place in today’s race was enough for him to confirm his career’s first crystal globe. With 682 points, Feuz ended up collecting 70 points more than Svindal who had 612. The winner of the Kitzbühl downhill, Germany’s Thomas Dressen was 3rd in the season standings with 446 points.
Tomorrow, Thursday, overall winners in the ladies’ and men’s Super G World Cup of 2017/2018 will be crowned. The ladies’ race start at 10.30 followed by the men’s race at 12.00. For more information, please visit our website.