Throwback Thursday goes to… Adelboden and St. Anton

11 September 2013 09:15
USSA ladies' team group shot
USSA ladies' team group shot -
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It’s Throwback Thursday and today we are bringing back four races from last winter! Mid January is usually the time where it starts being clearer who might be the season’s contenders for the Overall title… This year was no different as both Tina Maze and Marcel Hirscher won races and two months later the respective Overall titles!

 

When: 12. – 13. 1. 2013

Where: Adelboden (SUI)

What: Men’s giant slalom and slalom

Who Won:

 

Giant Slalom

Slalom

1stplace

LIGETY Ted USA

HIRSCHER Marcel AUT

2ndplace

DOPFER Fritz GER

MATT Mario AUT

3rdplace

NEUREUTHER Felix GER

MOELGG Manfred ITA

 

Adelboden proved once again to be one of the most exciting stops on the tour, with thousands of fans heating up the atmosphere and cheering for all athletes as they made their way through the final, steep section of the course. Marcel Hirscher was having an out- standing second run, leading by over a second when, with just a few gates left, he caught an edge that sent him crashing into a gate. Ted Ligety took the giant slalom win in Adelboden for the first time in his career.

On Sunday, one couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day than what the racers woke up to in the morning of the slalom. Under a clear sky and in front of an enthusiastic crowd, it was a great show. Hirscher, after sitting in eighth place after the first run, skied a legendary second run to become the first man to win two World Cup slaloms in Adelboden.

 

When: 12. – 13. 1. 2013

Where: St. Anton (AUT)

What: Ladies’ downhill and super-G

Who Won:

 

Downhill

Super G

1stplace

MCKENNIS Alice USA

MAZE Tina SLO

2ndplace

MERIGHETTI Daniela ITA

FENNINGER Anna AUT

3rdplace

FENNINGER Anna AUT

SUTER Fabienne SUI

 

All the ingredients for an amazing downhill were there as St.Anton am Arlberg returned to the World Cup racing schedule after 6 years. The sky cleared up, the wind on top decreased and the freshly-fallen snow allowed the ladies to ski on a slope much less bumpy than the training one. Due to late snowfall, the decision was made to shorten the course. As always in Austria, a massive crowd came to cheer for the racers. American Alice McKennis made the most of the great conditions and snatched her maiden World Cup victory.

For the second time in history, the ladies got to battle for victory in a super-G in the famed Austrian resort town. Runaway World Cup leader Tina Maze put together the best run of the day to win the first super-G of her career and to become the 6th female with victories in all five events, joining the ranks of Lindsey Vonn, Anja Pärson, Petra Kronberger, Pernilla Wiberg and Janica Kostelic.