It's a beautiful winter day in Kvitjell as Norway hosts the last Downhill of the 2019/20 season. Under a blue sky and cold temperatures, Matthias Mayer (AUT) claims his fourth victory of the season, the second in Downhill.
"It's always good to win the last race of the season and to be in the top 3 of the overall Downhill standings because it gives me a strong motivation for next year. It's a difficult slope and it's hard to beat the Norwegians here as they are really fast, so I am even more satisfied!" said Mayer after his performance.
"Mothl" skied a flawless Downhill, which enabled him to be faster than everyone else, including local favourite Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR). The Norwegian, who was leading until Mayer's run, finished in second place (+0.14s) and scored his first podium on Norwegian snow. With the 80 points gained today, Kilde jumps again in first place in the overall standings.
Carlo Janka (SUI) surprises teammate Beat Feuz and clocks the third fastest time, achieving the second podium of his season after the one in the opening Downhill in Lake Louise.
Beat Feuz finished fourth and failed to get on the podium for the 19th time in the last 22 races. The Swiss speed machine celebrates the third consecutive Downhill globe of his carreer, as he finished first in the Downhill standings, more than 200 points ahead of Thomas Dressen (second) and Matthias Mayer (third).
On Sunday the last Super G of the season will go down in Kvitfjell with another chance for Kilde to further increase the gab that separates him from Alexis Pinturault (FRA).