Regina Sterz leads Downhill training again
SCHLADMING, Austria – As the men’s training came to an end the second ladies’ Downhill training kicked off giving the skiers a last chance to get to know the Downhill slope before Friday’s Super Combined race.
For the second day in a row, Regina Sterz clocked the fastest time leaving teammate Anna Fenninger 0.16 seconds behind. In third place, 0.36 seconds off the fastest pace, Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden.
“It was a really good day, I think I made two, three small mistakes that I would like to correct for the races but overall I am satisfied with how I skied,” Kaufmann-Abderhalden said about her run.
After the warm and damp weather of the previous days, a rather clear night allowed the surface to harden before a few centimeters covered the ground in the morning.
“The slope sure held on better then in the previous days, it’s more compact, there is more grip on the snow and that allows you to really attack the course. There weren’t any problems in today’s training,” she added.
Tina Maze started these World Championships with a gold medal from the Super G race but is also a top contender for each of the remaining four races scheduled in Schladming.
“It was a good second training for me, it’s a nice slope, it’s getting icier each day and I am getting excited for tomorrow’s Super Combined race,” Maze said before heading back to the hotel to get some rest.
The packed Schladming program continues tomorrow with the ladies’ Super Combined Downhill at 10.00 CET, the second men’s Downhill training at 12.30 CET and the Slalom leg of the ladies’ Super Combined at 14.00 CET.