Tight Downhill in Garmisch
Thomas Dressen (GER) set the standard in the traditional Downhill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen with start number one. And the final result shows that nobody could beat his time. Photo: Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR), second place, a bit frustrated with his mistake that took away his possibility to win.
Kilde did a big mistake on the top, but being the fastest from the first intermediate and down he came in 0.16 second behind Dressen. Johan Clarey (FRA) who has been in good shape lately, completed the podium 1/100 of a second behind Kilde. There were eight racers within half a second, concluded by Kjetil Jansrud (NOR), who had green intermediate times in the first half of the course, but a rotation in the middle made it impossible to catch up. Photo showing Kjetil Jansrud in tha Garmisch Downhill.
The Giant Slalom on Sunday was won by Alexis Pinturault (FRA), followed by Loïc Meillard (SUI) and Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen (NOR). With Kilde number six and Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) number seven, Kristoffersen is still leading the total World Cup 55 points ahead of Pinturault, who is 2 points ahead of Kilde. We look forward to an exciting spring.