Today on the Kitzbuhel Streff was held an exciting men’s super g.
The French Morisod tracking was difficult and extremely selective and, especially at the end, gave very little room for mistakes.
Wins for the first time in his career on this track Aksel Lund Svindal, tackling very well this difficult track. Perfect in starting and superb in the central section, lose some in the final stretch, where he can not skis run as he could.
Second, for thirteen hundreds, is the Austrian Matthias Mayer, author of an exceptional race: perfect in the first part, where the curves sweep, ends a bit low on the diagonal, but recovered well in the final stretch, where he can take away a lot of speed.
Third, by forty hundreds, is Christof Innerhofer, good at the top, then stuffed slightly on the diagonal, but then recovers from the smear very well, completing another great race.
Innerhofer was involved in a misunderstanding during the last downhill training, which cost him a fine of 999 francs and relegation in the start list for tomorrow with the bib forty-six. After the Mausfalle Innerhofer had lost a ski, after he put it back on, he asked a Commissioner to start again, despite prohibited by the FIS rules for obvious security reasons. He then restarted his training, he ignored the first yellow flag that signaled to stop, probably clam for the permission obtained from the Commissioner. He stopped at the second yellow flag, but because the regulation expressly prohibits the start again he has been sanctioned.
During an interview with Austrian television ORF, the Italian champion has used harsh words against the FIS and the referee Helmuth Schmalzl. Following this the FIS Council will meet on February 12 to assess the need for further judgment for injured image of the federation itself. At the press conference, however, Innerhofer has apologized publicly and Hujara said he appreciated this gesture.
Seventh is Peter Fill, thanks to a good performance, especially in the middle part. Excellent is also the Siegmar Klotz’s race, marking the best first intermediate and able to finish the race with the tenth time. Seventeenth is Werner Heel, who can not brush the diagonal. Unfortunately did not finished instead the race Matteo Marsaglia and Dominik Paris.
After this exciting super g, tomorrow we face the emotions with the women’s giant of Maribor and the men’s downhill in Kitzbuehel always.