Throwback Thursday goes to… Zagreb and Munich

11 September 2013 08:26
Munich City Event
Munich City Event -
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It’s Throwback Thursday as they say a picture says more than 1000 words, let us start by showing you these “Behind the Scenes” videos showing off the major efforts to get the slope ready in Munich  and introducing the only capital city on the Tour - Zagreb!

 

 

 

And here it’s how things went down at the first races of 2013!

When: 01.01.2013

Where: Munich (GER)

What: City Event

Who Won:

 

 

City Event Ladies

City Event Men

1stplace

VELEZ ZUZULOVA Veronika SVK

NEUREUTHER Felix GER

2ndplace

MAZE Tina SLO

HIRSCHER Marcel AUT

3rdplace

KIRCHGASSER Michaela AUT

PINTURAULT Alexis FRA

 

The 2nd edition of the AUDI FIS Ski World Cup City Event in the Munich Olympic Park was held on New Year’s Day. Veronika Velez Zuzulova (SVK) and local hero Felix Neureuther were the winners in front of a crowd of 17’000. The German slalom specialist won the final against Marcel Hirscher (AUT), while Velez Zuzulova beat Slovenian World Cup leader Tina Maze in the ladies' final.

The FISAlpine video crew was on-site, right in the middle of the action in Munich, creating a great wrap-up clip including interviews with both winners Velez Zuzulova and Neureuther but also Maze, Hirscher and Tanja Poutiainen (FIN).

 

When: 4. – 6.1.2013

Where: Zagreb (CRO)

What: Ladies’ and men’s slalom

Who Won:

 

 

Slalom Ladies

Slalom Men

1stplace

SHIFFRIN Mikaela USA

HIRSCHER Marcel AUT

2ndplace

HANSDOTTER Frida SWE

MYHRER Andre SWE

3rdplace

MIELZYNSKI Erin CAN

MATT Mario AUT

 

Mikaela Shiffrin confirmed her class and strong nerves in front of 8,000 spectators to capture the prestigious Snow Queen crown at Zagreb-Sljeme. “I still don’t know what to say to express my emotions, this is too much for me. This means a lot to me!” the young Snow Queen said. Tina Maze, 2nd after the first leg, straddled a gate in the beginning of the second run failing to finish for the first time this season after having recorded thirteen podiums including five wins.

Here is the video from the ladies’ race!

 

 

And here is the men’s race!

Two days later, in front of over 14,000 Croatian fans that cheered him all the way through both runs, local favorite Ivica Kostelic finished 8th. Although everyone hoped he would finally walk home with the Snow King crown, a top 10 was an acceptable result for the local. As the first skier who managed to win back-to-back slalom races in Zagreb, Marcel Hirscher retained his perfect streak of placing on the podium in each single technical World Cup race he had started.