Another amazing day concluded the Hahnenkamm race week in Kitzbuehel, with a thrilling slalom on the Ganslern course. Marcel Hirscher earned his 20th slalom win ahead of Great Britain’s Dave Ryding and Russia’s Alexander Khoroshilov.
Kitzbuehel 2017 has its downhill winner, and his name is Dominik Paris. The Italian is ahead of the French duo Valentin Giraud-Moine and Johan Clarey.
Kitzbühel’s Hahnenkamm event at Kitzbühel is not the oldest ‘Ski Classic’ on the Alpine circuit yet for sure one of the most prestigious competitions to win! Launched in 1931, a year after the first Lauberhorn Races at Wengen and two years after the start of the Arlberg-Kandahar competitions at St. Anton and then Mürren, the Hahnenkamm weekend soon established itself in the late 1960s as the one of the most prominent stops on the newly born World Cup tour.
The 77th edition of the Hahnenkammrennen officially kicked off in Kitzbuehel with a super-g held on the legendary Streif today. Matthias Maier clocked the fastest time, followed by Christof Innerhorfer in second and Beat Feuz in third.
Another fantastic winter day at the Hahnenkamm races in Kitzbuehel, with blue sky and temperature way below freezing point (-15°C this morning). The second and last downhill training saw 75 athletes from 14 nations skiing down the Streif and making the last adjustments before the races starting tomorrow.
On Wednesday, the world’s best and fastest athletes had their first official training on the Streif with regard to the legendary Hahnenkamm downhill on upcoming Saturday. The course is in a perfect shape with firm and compact snow from top to bottom and it seems like the weather will be sunny and cold through the whole week.