|Aksel Lund Svindal|
|Erik Guay, Dominik Paris, Hannes Reichelt|
|Rank||Bib||FIS Code||Name||Year||Nation||Total Time||FIS Points|
|9||18||421328||SVINDAL Aksel Lund||1982||NOR||1:58.72||13.52|
|35||45||192504||MERMILLOD BLONDIN Thomas||1984||FRA||2:01.13||41.60|
|Disqualified 1st run|
|Did not finish 1st run|
|44||400281||VAN HEEK Marvin||1991||NED|
Dominik Paris - AUT
I really couldn’t have asked for a better season. I still don’t believe it. I am speechless and this is going to take some time to sink in.
To win Kitzbuehel is beyond what I could have dreamed of. I really didn’t expect it… I was not among the best in the training runs and I had no idea what to expect from the race. But I knew that I if I wanted to make a difference I would have to do that in the bottom section. I picked my line and was able to execute the plan perfectly – I think that’s how I earned this victory.
This is the best victory one could have in a winter, Bormio was my first and for sure it’s special but winning Kitzbuehel is something I wanted to do since I was about six years old so this is a dream come true.
Erik Guay - CAN
I think the way I have been skiing well since Wengen and this podium was in the making. I had a good shot at the podium already in the Super G but it didn’t work out so today I gave it my best shot. I knew I needed to be fast on the top section and I did that, but I didn’t pus as much as Paris on the lower part and that’s where those 13 hundreds escaped from me.
It’s important for me to keep thing in perspective, especially after not skiing all that great in the training runs I was able to do much better in the race. What I love the most about skiing, and it’s becomes even more obvious here in Kitzbuehel is finding how far you can push yourself, which risks you are willing to take and that’s why I’m so happy to be on the podium.
Hannes Reichelt - AUT
I would have loved to share that first place with Paris again, but he didn’t feel like sharing and was a bit more selfish this time. There is so much pressure for us here in Kitzbuehel, expectations are high on the Austrian team but I believe we gave fans a great show and that’s important. It a great way to advertise the World Championships in Schladming and showcase the best our sport has to offer. I am really happy with how everything went today and can’t wait for the World Champs.
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