On landing, Marco Odermatt was defeated by nine hundred. A day later, the Swiss struck again in the Super G in the Stelvio and won by almost a second. There were concerns about Christoph Innerhofer.
Marco Odermatt fought well in the Super G.
German athletes suffered further disappointment when Marco Odermatt won the super-G in Bormio. Odermat won Friday's infamous Stelvio by one second ahead of Austrian Rafael Hauser. Norwegian Alexander Amod Gilde finished third (+1.31).
Not one of the German starters made it into the top 20. Simon Zocher came in 21st and Andreas Sander and Romet Baumann in 35th and 40th. Josef Ferstl was fired. Thomas Tressen missed the races in Italy due to illness.
The German pace team is still in poor form. Bormio-based Sander and Co. on Thursday. After the turn of the year, classic shows take place in Wengen and Kitzbühel.
Sander is “unwell.”
He “didn't feel comfortable from top to bottom,” Sander told ARD after the super-G. “It just doesn't fit together right now.” Ennabetaler, who suffered a heavy fall during a training session at Val Gardena two weeks ago, declared that he wants to improve his fitness in the coming days and train to gain confidence.
Meanwhile, Swiss high-flyer Odermat set the next exclamation mark. The 26-year-old, who has won the overall World Cup in the past two winters and is currently number one, celebrated his 28th World Cup win and fourth this season. On Thursday, he missed out on his first World Cup win in a fight with Frenchman Cyprien Sarasin.
Concerns about Innerhofer
The ÖSV driver was retired from the season after Marco Schwarz's downhill fall earlier in the day, and another racer suffered a serious fall. Christoph Innerhofer fell, gave up another goal in sliding, then crashed into the safety net. The 39-year-old was airlifted by a helicopter as he blacked out with blood pouring from his face. Innerhofer also has a suspected knee injury.
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