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Men's sprint - Fuse up, Udermatt next to the podium - Sports

Men’s sprint – Fuse up, Udermatt next to the podium – Sports


On the first slope of winter in Lake Louise, places 1 and 2 go to Austria. Then the Swiss follow.


  • 1. Matthias Meyer (Australia) 1:47, 74
  • 2. Vincent Krechmeier (Australia) + 0.23
  • 3. VAZ FUSE (Switzerland) +0.35

Much more is certain after the first fall of winter: Beat Feuz can be expected again in the 2021/22 season. The best alpine skier of the past four years has driven in Lake Louise for the 41st time on the World Cup podium with the fastest discipline and came third. Schangnauer only had to admit defeat by the Austrian duo Matthias Mayer / Vincent Kriechmayr.

Fuse missed his thirteenth downhill win by 35 milliseconds. The Swiss captain was able to manage this deficit at the top of the way up to the first intermediate time. In the 84 seconds of the next drive, Feuz was the second fastest driver and lost just 0.06 seconds to Meyer.

The other Swiss are in the top 30

  • 4. Marco Odermatt +0,40
  • 12. Nils Hintermann + 1.12
  • 17. Stefan Rogentin + 1.66

Marco Odermatt also noted his huge potential in the first sprint of the winter. The multi-skilled rider, who won the giant slalom at Sölden, only had to be defeated by three proven downhill specialists. The 24-year-old was just 0.05 seconds off the first downhill podium of his career. Winning this season’s World Cup should surpass the previous season’s runner-up.

Nils Huntermann, who was the second best Swiss in practice in 10th, started the race with number 30 and knew how to convince. The guy from Zurich continued with Mayer at the top and then lost a little time. A 1.12-second gap left Hintermann in 12th place.

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Behind Fuse, Odermatt and Hintermann, there were only World Cup points for Stefan Rogenten (17). Jill Rollin (35) and Justin Maurizier (37) were outside the top 30. Nonetheless, Valais’ standings are impressive, with the record-high 61’s record-breaking Maurizier making his first World Cup descent. Morisser knew how to please, especially at the bottom of the road.


At the end of the races at Lake Louise, Super-G is put into the program on Sunday. Then the entourage of men moves from Canada to the United States. At Beaver Creek, two Super G and one downhill are planned from Friday through Sunday. It remains unclear whether the canceled first departure at Lake Louise will be compensated for Thursday in Beaver Creek.