Throwback Thursday goes to… Cortina d’Ampezzo and Kitzbuehel

02 October 2013 15:43
Paris - Kitzbuehel Start
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It’s Throwback Thursday and today it’s all about speed!

When: 19. – 20. 1. 2013

Where: Cortina d’Ampezzo (ITA)

What: Ladies’ super-G and downhill

Who Won:

 

Super G

Downhill

1stplace

REBENSBURG Viktoria

VONN Lindsey USA

2ndplace

SCHMIDHOFER Nicole AUT

MAZE Tina SLO

3rdplace

MAZE Tina SLO

SMITH Leanne USA

 

Early in the downhill race on the Tofana, Leanne Smith set the pace by putting a very solid run together. The followers all struggled until Tina Maze charged down the slope. Then, Lindsey Vonn again skied strongly, edging out the World Cup leader and claiming her 5th season victory.

In the morning of the super-G, Cortina woke up under a fresh layer of snow. As the day went on, low clouds started invading the valley and snow reappeared. Visibility declined and the course got sticky. “It was impossible to see the ground and the course was really slow!” said 23-year-old Viktoria Rebensburg, who managed the conditions well and claimed her 2nd career super-G victory.

 

When: 25. – 27. 1. 2013

Where: Kitzbuehel (AUT)

What: Men’s super-G, downhill, slalom and super combined

Who Won:

 

Super G

Downhill

1stplace

SVINDAL Aksel Lund NOR

PARIS Dominik ITA

2ndplace

MAYER Matthias AUT

GUAY Erik CAN

3rdplace

INNERHOFER Cristof ITA

REICHELT Hannes AUT

     

 

Super Combined

Slalom

1stplace

KOSTELIC Ivica CRO

HIRSCHER Marcel AUT

2ndplace

PINTURAULT Alexis FRA

NEUREUTHER Felix GER

3rdplace

MERMILLOD BLONDIN Thomas FRA

KOSTELIC Ivica CRO

 

The 73rd edition of the Hahnenkamm-Races kicked off on a grey snowy Friday, which saw Aksel Lund Svindal take home the victory in the super-G race, his first on the Streif and 4th this season.

Hands in the air and eyes checking the time to make sure what the green light on the big screen was showing was real. Dominik Paris was in awe after crossing the finish line, a race that engraved his name among the legends who have won the Streif downhill. With a perfect run, carrying speed from the very first to the very last gate, Paris left everyone else behind.

The pressure on the overall leader Marcel Hirscher was high as the media kept reminding him that a top result in Kitzbühel was still missing from his collection. After never before making it to the podium in Kitzbühel, the victory was finally his!

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