The Streif is the steepest descent on the Alpine skiing calendar. Last Friday there was a bad crash and the race was canceled. On Sunday at the second descent it was spectacular – the German drivers convinced.
Kitzbühel is both loved and feared by alpine skiers. Whoever wins on the famous Streif can count himself among the best in the world. But the racetrack is steeper and more dangerous than almost any other. Urs Kryenbühl also had to find out last Friday, who suffered a horror fall shortly before the finish and had to be flown to the hospital by helicopter. He suffered a concussion, a broken collarbone, and torn cruciate and medial ligament.
The slope is bumpy,” said the ZDF commentator after the first descent on Friday.
Baumann finished fourth
The Frenchman Johan Clarey (+0.17) came second and local hero Matthias Mayer (+0.38) third. Romed Baumann (Kiefersfelden) came in fifth (+0.97 seconds) and Andreas Sander (Ennepetal / + 1.00) came in sixth.
The fog became thicker and thicker, so that the race was interrupted for a short time. But the view became clearer again, so it went on.
Baumann, who was 59 hundredths of a second short of the podium, was still not satisfied with poor visibility. “Somehow I didn’t quite get the drive that I wanted,” said the veteran on ZDF. Sander also found his journey “not so good”.