“It feels great”says Romed Baumann and looks down at himself where the World Cup silver medal from the Super-G dangles in front of his chest: “Unique”. The Tyrolean, who has been competing for the German Ski Association (DSV) since 2019, immediately brought relief with his podium finish in the first men’s race of the World Cup.
You can tell Speedgentlemen that they can tackle the supreme discipline, the downhill on Sunday (02/14/2020), with a completely unexpected ease. The fact that Baumann also achieved something historical – he is the first ski racer of the post-war period, one for two countries WM-Medal won – he takes it with a smile: “That is very amusing”says the 35-year-old im ARD-Interview.
At its best for the World Cup
It is more important that Baumann, representing the German Team, has shown that the Germans Speedmen can be one of the best in the world right on time for the World Cup. And that too in an extraordinary race. “I can’t remember having had such a serious super-G have looked “says Thomas Dreßen, who will be on the descent Comeback want to give after injury break.
Baumann’s silver brings additional motivation not only for him. “Of course that gives a boost and I try to take it with me”, said Andreas Sander, strong ninth in the superG.
And Wolfgang Maier, DSV-Alpine director and always the critical spirit in Team, looked unusually relaxed: “ The German expectations are not such that you are satisfied with fifth place, I’ve been through it long enough”he said after Baumanns Coup: “But no matter how this World Cup ends: We’ll go home with a medal and a little sensation.” He had defined two medals as “should” before the World Cup, half of which is already fixed after the first day of racing.
The best team ever?
What the Germans SpeedWhat made men so strong before the World Cup is the unity of the team. “ The more successful that Team as a whole, the more successful the individual is when you push each other “says Dreßen. Envy? Resentment? Nothing.
Full concentration on the descent
Thanks to the World Cup kick-off with silver, it now seems to have “clicked” again. Together we look at the highlight on Sunday. “ The focus is clearly on the descent”says Baumann.
DSV team strong in the first training
In the first downhill training on Friday (February 12th, 2021), Baumann and Co. already suggest that they want to win a medal on Sunday too. Thomas Dreßen presented himself as absolutely competitive, that Highlight but brought a completely different one from the Team: Simon Jocher easily ensured the second best time and the next exclamation mark for the DSV team at this World Cup. The German Speed team is ready to provide the next surprise on the descent.
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Stand: 12.02.2021, 12:10