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.
While most of the racers struggled to keep their line and tame the higher speed, American Lindsey Vonn put in a flawless run to win her 38th career World Cup downhill race.
January traditionally ends with the Audi FIS Ski World Cup races on the Kandahar in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. After Thursday’s downhill training, the athletes got a day off because of the soft and wet snow conditions on Friday. The weather has been much better today, with colder temperatures and a bright sunshine.