Alpine skiing: Swiss skiing wants to shine for a third consecutive season – rts.ch

Alpine skiing: Swiss skiing wants to shine for a third consecutive season – rts.ch
Alpine skiing: Swiss skiing wants to shine for a third consecutive season – rts.ch

Great Swiss Alpine Skiing Festival, Season III? After two years of domination, the Swiss-Ski selections set off again this weekend for a 2021-22 season during which they intend to shine again with a thousand lights, with the Beijing Olympics in view.

The World Cup restarts as usual on the Austrian Rettenbach glacier above Sölden, with a giant for women on Saturday and another for men on Sunday. Five months after the finals in Méribel, at the end of which Swiss skiers had won the ranking by nations for the second consecutive year (10’087 points against 9211 in Austria), the adage “never two without three” must be used as a reminder. ‘sting.

Gut-Behrami 100% ready

The spotlight in Sölden will immediately be on Lara Gut-Behrami. She feels “100%” ready. His 2020-21 season had been exceptional: 2nd overall in the World Cup, 2 world titles and 6 victories on the main circuit. In Sölden, she started with an 8th place in giant. But she won in 2013 and 2016.

Odermatt to succeed Janka

The Swiss, even more than their female compatriots, are pumped up. Marco Odermatt, 2nd in 2020-21, is aiming this time for victory in the overall World Cup, a feat that no Helvetian has achieved since Carlo Janka in 2010. Internal competition is in full swing. “We are where we want“, slips head coach Thomas Stauffer.

Alpine skiing – Marco Odermatt interview / RTS Sport / 5 min. / today at 14:41

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