Niels who supported the guy was a little faster than Beat Feuz as the best Swiss
Hintermann is on his way back after a season in which two fell and a knee injury kept him out of the ring. The man from Zurich had already won 12th and 7th in the first two rounds of the winter at Lake Louise and Beaver Creek.
In the first two practice sessions, Fuse was seven hundredths slower than his teammate, who missed a goal shortly before the end. Emmentaler can now also find his way up the slope of Saslong. In the last two downhill tracks on the World Cup road from 1970 three years ago and last winter, he finished third.
Carlo Janca has to be patient at the start of the season. The man from Graubünden, who was vaccinated against Covid-19, and who missed the North American tour due to back problems, has mild cold symptoms and is in isolation.
Triple surprise in the front
Ryan Cochran Siegel was the fastest by far. The American, for whom the last winter ended with a slight fracture of the cervical vertebrae after falling on the first descent in Kitzbühel, leads the standings by nine-tenths of a point over Sweden’s Felix Monsen and France’s Johan Clary. A year ago, Cochran-Siegle took second place on the slope in Val Gardena.
Saslong is much steeper than in previous years. Above all, the numerous waves put the riders on a difficult task. (SDA/MWP)
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