On Sunday, the tech racers take over the hill in Wengen and race a slalom on the Jungfrau / Männlichen course. Despite a record holding biography, the Austrian star had never celebrated a win on this slalom hill in the past and was looking to get even.
Taking the win in front of your home crowd, on a legendary track, on a beautiful sunny day, is pretty much as good as it gets. Beat Feuz had the honour today in Wengen as he won the legendary Lauberhorn downhill ahead of Aksel Lund Svindal and Matthias Mayer.
The alpine combined from Wengen 2018 delivered three maiden winners: Victor Muffat-Jeandet took his first World Cup win, Pavel Trikhichev claimed his first podium and Peter Fill earned his first alpine combined globe.
January is the so-called “slalom month” but it also includes three full weeks of classical speed races, starting with the Lauberhorn races in Wengen.
On Saturday January 14th - 1967 the first ever men’s World Cup downhill took place on the majestic and nearly endless Lauberhorn run dominated by some of the most impressive alpine peaks in Switzerland – the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau - which dominate the valleys of Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen and attract each year hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world.
The Lauberhorn Races kicked off today with a first downhill training in the Swiss village of Wengen.