PostedJanuary 15, 2022, 08:37
The Norwegian took first place on the podium ahead of the Swiss Marco Odermatt and Beat Feuz in the downhill on Friday. He expects a fierce fight for the 2nd descent.
It took a well-awakened opponent to prevent Marco Odermatt or Beat Feuz from taking victory. The two Swiss were overtaken through Alexander Kilde, Friday, on the occasion of the first descent of Wengen. They have another opportunity to win it on Saturday, even if the route will be different. This time, the skiers will set off from the top of the piste, at the risk of feeling their thighs burn even more.
Two aliens and a regular
The podium could again be composed of these same three skiers. «I look forward to fighting again for this place», launches the Norwegian with enthusiasm. He shares this taste for competition with Marco Odermatt, who hears regain first place on the podium, after reaching it in the super-G on Thursday. «It’s my turn to take my revenge.»
He and Aleksander Kilde dominate the races this season. «They are impressive. They are above the rest right now in speed, and that doesn’t leave much room on the podium for others.», explains Johan Clarey. He saw a «perfect sleeve» from the Norwegian. The main interested party explains soberly that his plan worked perfectly. «Wengen is a pente on which you must bring speed up and down. If you make a mistake, you end up far behind.»
This is to the advantage of regulars on the route. Beat Feuz can mark history at any time by registering as the only one to have won the mythical Lauberhorn four times. The Bernese had great weather on Friday, and it took all of Kilde’s speed to dethrone him from the leader’s seat he knows so well. Marco Odermatt also got ahead of him, thanks to his good advice. “He really helped me develop so quickly downhill.”
No hard feelings, since Beat Feuz was the first to applaud sis opponents when he have crossed the finish line. The Norwegian who came to steal his place was even entitled to an thumbs up and a handshake. province andnis of definitely playedis spoilsport in front of the public predominantly Swiss. «Beating Beat Feuz in Wengen is not every day», he says. «Maybe I’ll even reessayer!The departure is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.