The German ski racers also disappointed in the last World Cup downhill run before the Olympic Games.
At the second race on the Streif in Kitzbühel, Romed Baumann, as the best of the DSV quintet, only finished 15th in the intermediate classification. “I’m not satisfied,” said the Vice World Champion in Super-G and emphasized with a view to the Olympics: “You can’t force anything, just keep going with concentration and not any hocus-pocus, because the Olympics are coming.”
After the victory of Aleksander Aamodt Kilde from Norway on Friday on a slightly shorter distance, the Swiss team cheered on the “holy mountain” of the Austrians.
Ex-world champion Beat Feuz, who won both downhill runs on the Hahnenkamm last year, just kept his young and almost unstoppable teammate Marco Odermatt (+0.21 seconds) in check. Daniel Hemetsberger (+0.90) saved the honor of the hosts as third.
Andreas Sander had another pitch-black day. The World Cup runner-up in the downhill was a proud 3.09 seconds behind Feuz and confessed that he was “at a loss”.
At the same time, he admitted that he could not register for one of the four starting places at the Olympics: “Obviously, if you are performing like I am doing right now, I would not put myself forward as a coach.”