Marcel Hirscher tops the Levi SL first run
The magical atmosphere from yesterday and the northern lights from tonight turned into a windy, humid and cold winter day on Sunday. Despite challenging weather condition and poor visibility, the course itself was in a great shape to host the first men’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup of the season.
Marcel Hirscher suffers an infection of the middle ear and is not in his absolute best shape. As many other athletes, he also experiences iced up goggles, because of the frozen fog that’s sitting in the upperpart of the course. Nevertheless, he is the one that tackled the Levi Black the best, with a time of 53.11 seconds.
Austria’s Marco Schwarz, who claimed his two first career podiums last season in Madonna di Campiglio and Yuzawa Naeba, laid down a strong run and could hold on to his second place ever since he raced with bib 3.
In third place, and despite a mistake in his run, Felix Neureuther is rounding out the podium. After a podium placement in Sölden, the German is close to grab a second success in two races this season.
With surprise guest Dave Ryding (GBR) in fourth, 2008’s slalom globe winner Manfred Moelgg (ITA) in fifth and young guns Mario Matt (AUT) and Daniel Yule (SUI) in sixth and seventh all within +0.64 seconds, we will assist to a very promising second run starting at 13.00 CET.