Neureuther second in madonna di campiglio

Neureuther second in madonna di campiglio

After taking third place in the first run, neureuther was beaten only by marcel hirscher of austria, who finished 14th. World cup victory of his career. Third place went to naoki yuasa of japan.

"Today, marcel hirscher was clearly the better player on this slope. I am happy about the second place," said neureuther. "In the second run i didn’t dare to attack that much"."The eighth fastest time was enough to move up one place – also because the second after the first run, cristian deville from italy, dropped out in the second part of the technical race.

An even stronger german result was prevented by the two retirements of dominik stehle and stefan luitz in the second run. Fritz dopfer scored world cup points on the canalone miramonti with position 22, but was visibly dissatisfied at the finish line. The last time armin bittner achieved a better result than neureuther on the dolomites was in december 1988, when he finished fourth.

The race was overshadowed by the death of a 70-year-old track official who died of a heart attack. After a few riders there was an interruption of several minutes because of it. Hirscher had already announced after the first run that he did not want to cheer in the event of a victory. After his seventh podium finish in the seventh technical race of the season, he was only flat. "At the moment it’s harder to talk than to ski," said the exhausted austrian at the finish line.

With bib number three, neureuther had set an excellent time on the hard piste in the first run. Only the defending world cup champion was initially faster than the skier from partenkirchen. "I don’t think you can have it much harder than that. Such an icy track, then also the course setting on top of that. But here are the best skiers in the world at the start, then it can also be something like that," said neureuther after part one. "I felt quite well. I went in a little skeptical because I didn’t know how icy it was going to be, but my skis held up great."

Neureuther has long been one of the world’s top slalom skiers, and in italy he once again demonstrated his new-found consistency – boosted by seventh place in the giant slalom two days earlier. In minus temperatures, he won the 16th world cup in his career at the first slalom in madonna di campiglio in seven years. Podium finish and the 40. Top ten place in his career. In an outstanding season so far, with the world championships in schladming as the high point, neureuther only missed out on a place in the top ten once, in the giant slalom in beaver creek.

Unfortunate was the race for the 26 year old stehle. In the 20. In the second world cup race of his career, he made it into the top 30 for the second time – with a strong first run and a good twelfth place. "It was definitely a great run and I finally showed what I can do," commented the athlete from SC obermaiselstein. "I’ve been in the sand a few times the last few races, but i thought i was on the right track and just kept on going."But in a right turn in the middle part of the second run he faded and was eliminated like luitz.

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