Actually, Matthias Mayer was already the sure winner on the downhill in Kvitfjell. But the Swiss Niels Hintermann intervened and took the win with a lead of twelve hundredths – ex aequo with the Canadian Cameron Alexander. In the end, three-time Olympic champion Mayer had to settle for third place. Fourth was the Swiss Beat Feuz. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde missed the podium at his home race and finished fourth.
The second best Austrian was Daniel Danklmaier with seventh place. The other Austrians were far behind (Hemetsberger 21st, Franz 25th, Striedinger 40th, Kriechmayer 47th). Mayer’s second place makes the Downhill World Cup really exciting, because the Carinthian is currently in third place, 15 points behind Feuz and Kilde.
The race was initially canceled in Lake Louise due to the weather, then the week after in Beaver Creek not be discharged. In Kvitfjell, this Friday, March 4th, there is an additional descent next to the scheduled one on Saturday. This was announced by the World Ski Federation FIS on Thursday. On Sunday, at the end of the trip to Norway, there will be a Super-G