No último final de semana do ano aconteceu mais uma etapa do Audi FIS World Cup - Men's Downhill em Bormio, Itália. E uma amostra de como o nível dos atletas encontra-se bastante alto e competitivo, tivemos o empate no 1° lugar. Dominik Paris da Itália e Hannes Reichelt da Áustria fizeram o mesmo tempo e ficaram com a 1ª colocação. Aksel Lund Svindal da Noruega mostrou mais uma vez que tá com um excelente início de temporada, aparecendo mais uma vez no pódio na 3ª posição.
|Hannes Reichelt, Dominik Paris, Aksel Lund Svindal|
|Rank||Bib||FIS Code||Name||Year||Nation||Total Time||FIS Points|
|3||19||421328||SVINDAL Aksel Lund||1982||NOR||1:58.63||0.12|
|39||46||400281||VAN HEEK Marvin||1991||NED||2:02.29||42.39|
|40||53||491151||DE LA CUESTA Paul||1988||SPA||2:02.32||42.73|
|Did not finish 1st run|
Dominik Paris - ITA
It’s amazing, it was my dream to win a Downhill in the World Cup - and now I finally won it... its amazing!
Tying with Reichelt doesn't make any difference - I am only happy to be on top. I had the fasters run, and that more than enough. I had a good run in the top and then in the bottom I skied very good and fast. I was very nervous in the leader box because I know the others behind will ski well... but it turned out good now. It is totally amazing to win here in Bormio, I can't say anything just that it was a dream come true.
Hannes Reichelt- AUT
I am so glad that I had that hundredth of a second on my side this year because in 2008 I was a hundredth slower then Defago. But this year Kroell who was only two hundredths of a second behind Paris and me was not on the podium, that was really crazy. I feel like I am back in downhill because my last races were really bad but I felt confident today. I think equipment today was very important because if the skies are stable on this bumpy slope it helps you to ski fast. During the Christmas break we did a good job, I did a lot of testing and now I can say I am on the right wave back. The year is ending really, really nice.
Aksel Lund Svindal - NOR
|Aksel Lund Svindal|
It’s crazy, four guys within two hundredths on one of the toughest Downhills in the world, but that was Bormio this year - it must have been a cool race on TV also. One of the Austrian commentators mentioned it was on of the best races he has commented so it must have been an exciting race.
I can't remember a race exactly this close... I remember other really close races like at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games when the podium was separated by only 0.09 seconds. But, as a ski racer you almost get used to it, its actually kind of crazy like that. In a way you always look back and try to see where you could have made up the time, but on the other side you always do you best and you never really have that perfect run. For sure there is that one mistake at the bottom that I wish I had back, but that's ski racing. I think that as long as you are fighting for the win like I am today, sometimes you get it and sometimes you don't. But racing is a lot of fun when you are in that position.
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