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10.58: Fourth position for Christof Innerhofer (+0.36) in front of Matteo Marsaglia (+0.64). Dominik Paris did not push and finished more than three and a half seconds from the top (+3.53).
10.57: The first test has ended! The German Josef Ferstl set the best time (1’53 ”17), ahead of the Swiss Niels Hintermann by 18 cents and the Swiss Rogentin by 33.
10.54: The Slovenian Kline closes twentieth at over two seconds. Alexis Pinturault did not leave instead.
10.50: Only the Slovenian Kline and the French Pinturault are missing.
10.49: CLAMOROUS FERSTL! The German moves to the top of the standings, ahead of Hintermann by 18 cents.
10.46: Now it is Swiss brace in command of the standings. Stefan Rogentin fits in behind his teammate 15 cents behind Hintermann.
10.42: Bad performance by the Americans Bennett (+2.24) and Cochran-Siegle (+1.36).
10.39: Fifth place for the German Dominik Schwaigher at 59 cents from the top.
10.37: Niels Hintermann overcomes the blues! Moment of magical form for the Swiss, who takes the lead with 18 cents ahead of Innerhofer.
10.34: Sixth position for Canadian James Crawford (+1.08).
10.32: Kilde is third! The Norwegian immediately sends a signal to his rival Feuz and fits behind the two Azzurri at 36 cents from Innerhofer.
10.28: BLUE DOUBLE WIN AT THE COMMAND OF THE CLASSIFICATION! Innerhofer first and Marsaglia immediately behind, 26 cents from his compatriot. Waiting now for Aleksander Aamodt Kilde.
10.26: Austrian Matthias Mayer is sixth at 1.67 from the top of the standings. It’s up to Matteo Marsaglia.
10.25: The Austrian Max Franz enters third position at 1.01 from Innerhofer.
10.23: Dominik Paris practically took a day off. He is tenth more than three seconds behind Innerhofer (+3.17). The South Tyrolean clearly preferred not to push.
10.20: INNERHOFER! Blue is clearly in first place! Christof’s advantage over Hemetsberger is even 79 hundredths. Now it’s up to Dominik Paris.
10.19: Change the top of the ranking! Austrian Daniel Hemetsberger takes the lead with 52 cents ahead of Feuz. Now Christof Innerhofer.
10.17: Sixth the American Travis Ganong (+1.56). Soon with 10 it will be the turn of Christof Innerhofer.
10.13: The French Johan Clarey also loses a lot in the last section of the track, finishing in fifth place at 55 cents from Feuz.
10.12: The German Romed Baumann moves to second position with 21 hundredths of a delay from the top.
10.10 Very high delay of Kriechmayr, who even pays 1.95 from Feuz.
10.08: The Austrian Danklmaier loses almost 8 tenths in the final part and finishes second at 49 cents from the top. Now it’s up to Vincent Kriechmayr.
10.06: Odermatt enters second position at 52 cents from Feuz.
10.04: Heavy delay for the Austrian Otmar Striedinger. 1.79 the detachment from Feuz. Now it’s up to Marco Odermatt.
10.02: 1’54 “84 the time of Feuz. The test of the other big names is now awaited.
10.00: The Swiss Beat Feuz leaves. It is already a long awaited descent.
9.55: There are only 26 athletes present today. In fact, the best 25 of the specialty rankings and the junior world champion qualify for the finals. Those who have at least 500 points in the World Cup overall can then participate in the races.
9.50: It will also be the first long-distance duel between Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and Beat Feuz. The Norwegian and the Swiss compete for the downhill cup, with Kilde 23 points ahead of the Swiss. Mathematics still keeps Matthias Mayer and Dominik Paris in the running, but now the fight seems to be limited to only two athletes.
9.45: Dominik Paris arrives from a positive three days last week in Kvitfjell and wants to end the year with a nice victory in the finals.
9.41: There are three blues at the start of this test. Dominik Paris, Christof Innerhofer and Matteo Marsaglia.
9.37: The startlist of the first test
1 511383 FEUZ Beat 1987 SUI Head
2 54005 STRIEDINGER Otmar 1991 AUT Salomon
3 512269 ODERMATT Marco 1997 SUI Stoeckli
4 54157 DANKLMAIER Daniel 1993 AUT Atomic
5 53980 KRIECHMAYR Vincent 1991 AUT Head
6 51215 BAUMANN Romed 1986 GER Salomon
7 191740 CLAREY Johan 1981 FRA Head
8 530874 GANONG Travis 1988 USA Atomic
9 53975 HEMETSBERGER Daniel 1991 AUT Fischer
11 291459 PARIS Dominik 1989 ITA Nordica
12 53817 FRANZ Max 1989 AUT Fischer
13 53902 MAYER Matthias 1990 AUT Head
14 293550 MARSAGLIA Matteo 1985 ITA Fischer
15 422139 KILDE Aleksander Aamodt 1992 NOR Atomic
16 104531 CRAWFORD James 1997 CAN Head
17 512124 HINTERMANN Niels 1995 SUI Atomic
18 202345 SCHWAIGER Dominik 1991 GER Head
19 6530104 BENNETT Bryce 1992 USA Fischer
20 6530319 COCHRAN-SIEGLE Ryan 1992 USA Head
21 512038 ROGENTIN Stefan 1994 SUI Fischer
22 202059 FERSTL Josef 1988 GER Head
23 104537 ALEXANDER Cameron 1997 CAN Rossignol
24 561255 CATER Martin 1992 SLO Stoeckli
25 561216 KLINE Bostjan 1991 SLO Salomon
26 194364 PINTURAULT Alexis 1991 FRA Head
9.33: The World Cup finals and also next year’s World Cup will be held in the two French towns of Courchevel and Meribel. The fast tests will be in Courchevel and the technical ones in Meribel.
9.30: We begin the live broadcast of the first round of the men’s descent of the World Cup finals.
Good evening and welcome to LIVE LIVE of the first race of the Courchevel / Meribel downhill , valid for the finals of the men’s Alpine Skiing World Cup. The last week of racing begins on the French track (competing in Courchevel) which will host the World Championships next year.
Certainly an important appointment that of Meribel for all the athletes, who will have the opportunity to start juggling the World Cup track. Dominik Paris comes from a positive three days last week in Kvitfjell and wants to end the year with a nice victory in the finals.
It will also be the first long-distance duel between Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and Beat Feuz. The Norwegian and the Swiss compete for the downhill cup, with Kilde 23 points ahead of the Swiss. Mathematics still keeps Matthias Mayer and Dominik Paris in the running, but now the fight seems to be limited to only two athletes.
OA Sport offers you LIVE LIVE from the first race of the Courchevel / Meribel downhill, valid for the finals of the men’s Alpine Skiing World Cup . It starts at 10.00. Have fun!