Alpine skiing: Vincent Kriechmayr wins for the first time on the Streif – Sport


For the first time in his career, world champion and local hero Vincent Kriechmayr skied the legendary Streif in Kitzbuehel won. The Austrian won the spectacular race on Friday, which was feared by many ski racers, ahead of the surprising second Florian Schieder from Italy (+0.23 seconds) and the Swiss Niels Hintermann (+0.31).

Thomas Dreßen, who was plagued by injuries, drove as the best German in 13th place, Andreas Sander raced to 15th place. Romed Baumann, Josef Ferstl and Dominik Schwaiger disappointed again as 32nd, 49th and 55th.

The favorites Aleksander Aamodt Kilde from Norway (16th) and Marco Odermatt from Switzerland (54th) made a mistake and were only able to prevent a fall thanks to artistic performances. A bad fall of the Norwegian Henrik Røa overshadowed the most dangerous descent in the world. The 27-year-old overturned shortly before crossing the finish line and had to be transported by rescue helicopter. The race was interrupted for a long time. On the Streif, athletes reach top speeds of 140 km/h. The maximum gradient is 85 percent, the jumps go up to 80 meters. On Saturday there is a second descent in Kitzbühel for the men.



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