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Live on eXXpress: Second part of the Streif descent

Live on eXXpress: Second part of the Streif descent

Today, Sunday at 1.30 p.m., the second part of the Kitzbühel descent is on the programme. For the ÖSV men there is a chance for revenge. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won the first descent on Friday.

editorial staff
23 January 2022 12:10

Also this time the top favorite is Aleksander Aamodt Kilde. After his triumph on Friday, he is going for the seventh double by an athlete in the history of the Streif. After six victories this season (three in downhill and three in super-G), the Norwegian is certainly not lacking in self-confidence. “Especially when you look at the conditions, which were very different from my previous wins.” He is currently enjoying his career with fast trains. “When I’m at the start, I know: now I’m back where my life is.”

Kilde won on Friday ahead of Johan Clarey and Blaise Giezendanner, who caused a French holiday in the awkward silence on the Streif. Clarey is considered a Kitzbühel specialist. For the ninth time, the veteran raced into the top five in the skiing Mecca. The Austrians around Matthias Mayer, who was fourth on Friday, who was pushed off the podium late, and Vincent Kriechmayr (13th), who was demoted to the sidelines, have the chance to return to the Bundesliga Kitzbühel-Spotlight. If the weather cooperates.

Higher starting numbers for top aces

The season could not have started better for Matthias Mayer with victory and second place in North America. However, after setbacks in Val Gardena and Bormio, he left Italy with question marks. Now he wants to “get back to driving well.” But Aleks has been a lot more consistent so far and has been able to score really well,” Mayer recalled of Kilde’s lead in the discipline World Cup, which is 53 points three World Cup downhill runs before the end of the season.

In Kitzbühel it’s not just about a lot of fame, but also about 100 points and 100,000 euros. But this time, the top aces opted for later start numbers in the draw. Kriechmayr, for example, who missed the 3 on Friday, wears the 17 on Sunday. Mayer comes with 13, Kilde with 11. For the WCSL (start lists)-10. Daniel Hemetsberger was left with the probably ungrateful number 1.

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