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.
The 86th Lauberhorn races are in the books. After Kjetil Jansrud’s win in the alpine combined, Aksel Lund Svindal’s win in the downhill, another Norwegian, Henrik Kristoffersen, finished the day atop the podium after winning the slalom.
Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) was the king of the Lauberhorn downhill race in Wengen (SUI) today as he raced to his sixth victory of the season, topping Hanned Reichelt (AUT) by 0.19 seconds. Rounding out the podium was Klaus Kroll (AUT).
Today’s Audi FIS World Cup Alpine Combined race in Wengen (SUI) definitely favored the downhill specialists as Norwegians Kjetil Jansrud and Aksel Lund Svindal out-paced the rest of the field followed by French speed specialist Adrien Theuax.
After a cancellation on Wednesday, the athletes finally get a chance to test out the traditional Lauberhorn race course today in Wengen.