Exciting races in Wengen
Beat Feuz (SUI) managed to take his third victory on home ground in the Wengen Downhill on Saturday with a perfect race, not surprisingly followed by Dominik Paris (ITA) and Thomas Dressen (GER). Photo from FIS shows a flying Beat Feuz.
Despite lots of snow during the night before the race, the organizer produced very good conditions in the Downhill course, from the reserve start. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) was first on intermediate time number one and second on intermediate time number two, three and four, finished number six. Kjetil Jansrud finished eleven.
In the Alpine Combined on Friday Matthias Mayer (AUT), with start number 31, took a lead of half a second in the first run (DH). This was enough to win after a good second (SL) run, only 7/100 of a second before Alexis Pinturault (FRA). Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, with start number one in the DH run, was very fast in parts of the run, but multiple errors gave him place nine. Kjetil Jansrud did not quite succeed either with place 13, while Adrian Smiseth Sejersted crashed and was sent to hostpital with injuries. However, Kjetil Jansrud climbed six places in the Slalom run, ending as number seven, with Kilde climbing to place eight.
After the speed events in Wengen Aleksander Aamodt Kilde is number three in the total WC ranking. Photo: Kilde in Adelboden, AP Marco Tacca.