Baumann twice sixth at Beaver Creek

Sski racer Romed Baumann convinced with two top 10 finishes at the World Cup weekend in Beaver Creek/Colorado and spread hope early on in the World Cup winter. At the Super-G on Sunday, the 2021 World Cup runner-up finished sixth, on Saturday the 36-year-old from Kiefersfelden landed in the same position in the downhill.

It was “really cool”, said Baumann after the first World Cup in the USA, “it was a difficult race in terms of the conditions. The podium would have been possible, but I’m happy anyway. I left a lot of good people behind me.” A departure planned for Friday was canceled due to bad weather.

Things didn’t go as hoped for in the Vail Valley Thomas Dresden. After his powerful comeback in Lake Louise/Canada, where the five-time World Cup winner from Mittenwald took eighth place in the downhill at the start of the seasonDreßen had to settle for 24th place this time (1.99 seconds back) – he didn’t make it into the top 20 in the Super-G either. Dreßen had been in front of Lake Louise since March 2020 for hip and knee surgery no longer started in a World Cup.

Twice unbeatable was Aleksander Aamodt Kilde. The Norwegian, already the winner of the first downhill of this season in Canada, won both races in Beaver Creek ahead of the Swiss overall World Cup leader Marco Odermatt.

Overall, the World Cup went very well for the German Ski Association (DSV). In the second descent of the season, Dominik Schwaiger (Königssee/13th) fulfilled the second part of the World Cup norm, Josef Ferstl (Hammer/14th) got half the norm for the season highlight. Andreas Sander (Ennepetal) came in 19th.

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