Beat Feuz takes the win at the downhill in Lake Louise
Switzerland’s Beat Feuz is the reigning World Champion and first winner of the season at the Lake Louise downhill.
8th in yesterday’s training run, the Downhill World Champion from St. Moritz 2017 laid down a strong run, especially in the lower part. With bib n°7, he was able to score a time of 1: 43:76 that no one could undermatch after him. “Beginning the season with a win is the best thing that can happen. I had a great summer preparation, without any injuries and am very happy about how things turned out here, especially as I’m not performing very well here usually,” said the reigning World Champion.
In second position, Matthias Mayer was also able to call up the good sensations he had during summer training and claim a podium spot. The Austrian is used to the podium in Lake Louise, has he climbed on it at the last three super-gs, but this year, the defending downhill Olympic Champion was able to clinch a podium spot in this disciplines as well.
The “King of the Comebacks” Aksel Lund Svindal striked again in Lake Louise! He suffered another knee injury last season and had to put an end to his season prematurely, but as in the past three years, his comeback in Lake Louise is a success. The Norwegian takes the 3rd place of today’s downhill race.
The race schedule goes on in Lake Louise, with a super-g scheduled tomorrow at 12h00 local time / 20h00 CET.