The giant slalom is back on the World Cup Tour after a three weeks’ break and the specialists were eager to get back in race mode and offer a great show to the public of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is the last stop on the men’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup Tour before the Olympics and the last downhill was held today on the Kandahar course. After Lake Louise and Wengen, Beat Feuz was able to claim a third win of the season, ahead of the duo Vincent Kriechmayr and Dominik Paris tied in second place.
Lately, the Giant Slalom is marked by a duel between Alexis Pinturault and Marcel Hirscher. Today’s race on the Kandahar in Garmisch-Partenkirchen was a little different, with Marcel Hirscher claiming the win and continuing the streak, surrounded by two surprise guests Matts Olsson and Stefan Luitz.
For the first time, an American racer won the Kandahar downhill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER), and it is Squaw Valley’s Travis Ganong. Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud finishes in second, while Italy’s Peter Fill takes third place in the replacement race from Wengen (SUI).
Located in the middle of the Bavarian Alps not far from the Zugspitze (2,962 m), Germany’s highest peak, the city of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is by far the most famous and visited winter sports resort in the country – and surely one of the most populated with its 26,000 permanent inhabitants.
Swiss ace Lara Gut bounced back form Saturday's disappointment in the downhill and stormed to victory in the super-G on Sunday.