St. Moritz Normally, the speed riders slowly approach the speed – with training before the descents in Lake Louise. Since the overseas races have been canceled due to Corona, the World Cup Super G in St. Moritz will be a cold start for Nicole Schmidhofer and Co. Difficulty could wait because of the expected amount of fresh snow. The ball defender is the Swiss Corinne Suter.
The Austrians gave up their speed supremacy last winter. In the downhill classification, Stephanie Venier was the best in seventh place, followed by Nina Ortlieb (8th) and Nicole Schmidhofer (9th). Things looked better in the Super-G with Schmidhofer in third, Venier in fifth and Ortlieb in sixth. This was little consolation for Schmidhofer, as she had led a triple victory in the downhill ahead of Venier and Ramona Siebenhofer in the previous season and was second in the Super-G ball fight. “I want to ride up front again. For me, the goal is to race around the ball as long as possible and be in the top three. If we managed to get that strong as a team again, that would be cool, because the atmosphere was incredibly relaxed. That was lost a little at the end of last season, ”Schmidhofer reminded. This year the invisible enemy is called Corona – Schmidhofer, Venier and Mirjam Puchner survived the infection well, Tamara Tippler is still struggling with the aftermath.
Rädler and Niederwieser there
Nina Ortlieb is absent from St. Moritz due to a knee injury. Ariane Rädler and Michael Niederwieser, who is making her premiere in the premier class, will hold the Vorarlberg flag high on her ninth World Cup appearance.