Beat Feuz (SUI) claims Wengen’s Downhill for the third time! The Swiss speed skier masters the shortened Lauberhorn Downhill once again and grabs his 10th World Cup victory in this discipline. His third win in Wengen follows his previous victories in 2012 and 2018.
The local hero skied to the limit without committing any mistakes, and was rewarded with the lead position in front of Dominik Paris (ITA). The Italian, after winning the last two Downhills (both in Bormio), proved once more his world class skills and his top shape, finishing +0.29s behind the Swiss.
Thomas Dressen (GER) narrowly missed second place by 0.02 s and celebrates his third podium of the season, the second one in Downhill, and first top 3 finish of his career in Wengen.
The athletes and organisers were very pleased with the conditions of the slope, especially considering the heavy snowfall that hit Wengen during the night. A large crew including military and civil protection, were on course since 4 am and prepared a clean and perfect slope for the first Downhill of 2020!
The speed guys are now heading to Kitzbuehel (AUT) but the show isn’t over in Wengen. Tomorrow the sixth slalom of the season is on the programme with the first run starting at 10.15. Will it be a Yule-show again or who else could top the podium?