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Live Internet broadcast from Kitzbühel
Few places in the world of downhill ski racing strike as much fear and adrenaline into the hearts of racers and fans as Kitzbühel. Winning takes nerves of steel and the guts of a champion. Those who doubt their abilities for the slightest moment can receive a swift and unrelenting beating.
Defending Hahnenkamm downhill champion Didier Cuche of Switzerland claimed the 2011 victory by nearly a full second by tucking over the Mausefalle, a shear ice drop just seconds from the start. Cuche again set the pace in Wednesday's second training run after he took 3rd in the first training behind Austrians Klaus Kröll and Mario Scheiber.
The 72nd Hahnenkamm race weekend opens Friday with super-G, followed by the legendary downhill on Saturday and slalom on Sunday, as well as the special Kitzbühel combined. All champions have their name emblazoned on the side of a Hahnenkammbahn gondola cabin.
For the first time, the Hahnenkamm Races will be seen worldwide. For those countries where there is no television coverage, a live broadcast will be available on the internet (in over 200 countries!) for a small fee. Commentary will be in English and the races can also be viewed with a time delay. This means that the races can be followed for the first time in countries such as Thailand, Cuba, Brazil or New Zealand. Simply register on hahnenkamm.com/live-view.html. Direct TV coverage will be broadcast in Austria, Germany, Norway, Sweden, USA, Switzerland, Italy, Finland and Japan.
Moreover, a newly available App for IPhones and Android mobile phones enables ski fans to keep close tabs on the Hahnenkamm Races with a mobile version of the website for other operating systems such as Windows Phone and Blackberry available on m.hahnenkamm.com.
The 72nd edition of the Hahnenkamm Races also sees a new record of prize money awarded with the purse totalling € 564,000. € 175,000 is shared among the top 30 racers in both downhill and slalom events whilst € 130,000 will be awarded for the super-G and € 84,000 will be divided up amongst the top 3 in the classic combined. The winning athlete in both downhill and slalom will receive € 70,000. Super-G and combined winners can look forward to a winner's cheque of € 50,000 each.
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