For Alexis Pinturault, after his second time in Super-G, the combination gold medal at the Alpine Ski World Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo is ready. <a href=”https://www.de24.news/”><img class=”alignnone size-medium” src=”https://www.de24.news/a1/de24.png” alt=”© www.de24.news” width=”400″ height=”20″ /></a><p> The Frenchman is 0.22 seconds ahead of double world champion Vincent Kriechmayr and 0.24 seconds on Matthias Mayer. But Marco Schwarz, who finished fifth after a brilliant drive, has the best chances of the ÖSV. He can safely make up 0.32 seconds behind in the slalom on Pinturault (3:20 p.m. / live ORF 1). </p><div>
The competition in the live ticker:
The fastest time with start number 32 was surprisingly the 23-year-old Canadian James Crawford, who came in 8/100 seconds ahead of Pinturault, but will probably not play a role in the medal fight – even if he was fifth in the Junior World Championships in 2016. Immediately behind Schwarz followed with the Swiss Loic Meillard (+0.43) and Luca Aerni (+0.53) in sixth and seventh place, two other hot medal contenders. Riccardo Tonetti (ITA / + 0.69) can still hope, while Trevor Philp (CAN / + 1.00) has not had a finish in the slalom for a long time.
Crawford’s time of 1: 19.95 was just a little more than two seconds faster than the women’s best time by Federica Brignone (ITA / 1: 22.11), who immediately before that on the exact same course at the Olympia delle Tofane had carried out their partial speed race.
“I’m a bit surprised. It felt very good while driving, but that it worked out so well is of course great. Now everything is inside,” said Schwarz, who had a Super G ski from the injured Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde had on her legs and got tips from colleagues during the tour. “Yesterday they went into the slalom slope with water, from which I believe that it will be a relatively fair race. I have to step on the gas smartly, Pintu is in front, because Meillard is right behind, there are already some, who have a say about the medals. ”
Kriechmayr spoke of a “really cool ride”, it was a really nice, casual Super-G. “
The slalom riders really stepped on the gas. In the last few weeks we have occasionally interspersed a few days (slalom training, note). To survive against the slalom riders, you would have needed a big lead in the Super-G. I want myself Finally sell well again and of course keep your fingers crossed for Blacky. ” Fireworks shouldn’t be expected from him as a “blatant outsider”.
Mayer confessed that he couldn’t tick off the downhill retirement in one day. Still, he performed well. “It’s easy to drive, I’m very satisfied. I’ve been training slalom for a few days, but never on an ice slope like this one. I think the chances of the downhill skiers will be pretty much zero there,” said the Carinthian.
Austria ultimately decided not to nominate a fourth athlete after the originally planned Christian Walder left with back problems and Otmar Striedinger had not brought enough FIS points with him.
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