Throwback Thursday goes to… Garmisch-Partenkirchen

16 October 2013 14:12
GAP DH Podium
GAP DH Podium -
FIS

When: 23. – 24. 2. 2013 and 1. – 3.3.2013

Where: Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER)

What: Men’s downhill and two ladies’ super-Gs and a downhill

Who Won:

 

 

Downhill Men

Giant Slalom Men

1stplace

INNERHOFER Christof ITA

PINTURAULT Alexis FRA

2ndplace

STREITBERGER Georg AUT

HIRSCHER Marcel AUT

3rdplace

KROELL Klaus AUT

LIGETY Ted USA

 

After winning three medals at the 2011 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Garmisch- Partenkirchen, it was no secret that Christof Innerhofer enjoys racing in the German re- sort and this season he once again proved how comfortable he is on the Kandahar slope. The big surprise of the day came when, with bib #30, Georg Streitberger charged down the slope to cross the finish line in second place. With Klaus Kröll in 3rd, the Austrians wrote history. By reaching 501 men‘s World Cup downhill podiums, Austria became the first country to reach over 500 World Cup podiums in any event, in either gender.

On Sunday, Alexis Pinturault finally clinched his first career victory in giant slalom after a fantastic second run. Local hero Felix Neureuther, who was leading after the first run, caught some snow with his boot, a mistake which cost him a spot on the podium and probably the victory.

 

 

 

Super G Ladies

Super G Ladies

Downhill Ladies

1stplace

WEIRATHER Tina LIE

FENNINGER Anna AUT

MAZE Tina SLO

2ndplace

MANCUSO Julia USA

HOEFL-RIESCH Maria GER

ROSS Laurenne USA

3rdplace

MAZE Tina SLO

MANCUSO Julia USA

HOEFL-RIESCH Maria GER

 

It was a day of firsts. Thousands of spectators came to watch a history-making downhill race on the Kandahar slope. With her 1st downhill victory of the season Tina Maze became the first alpine skier to break the 2000 point record of Hermann Maier in the World Cup overall standings. Laurenne Ross took 2nd place, her first career World Cup podium.

“Winning the overall was my goal at the start of the season. I managed to do it already last weekend in Méribel. Breaking therecord is just another incredible achievement,” Maze said.

Both super-Gs were held in perfect snow and weather conditions. In the first one, which replaced the race cancelled in Val d’Isère in December, Liechtenstein’s Tina Weirather clinched her maiden World Cup victory. After Tina’s mother Hanni Wenzel had recorded 33 World Cup victories in her time, Tina and Hanni are now the only mother-daughter pair with World Cup wins. In the second super-G race, Austria’s Anna Fenninger raced to her first career victory in super-G. Local Hero Maria Höfl-Riesch got her 72nd career podium, equaling Maria Walliser (SUI) in the history books.