Schweiger captures also FIS Super-G in Gardena/Gröden

Austrian Patrick Schweiger captures also FIS Super-G victory on Piz Sella after winning yesterday’s Super-G Combi. The 22-year-old won with a time of 1:21.70 ahead of country man Mario Karelly (1:22.22) and Slovenian Martin Cater (1:22.65).

Best Italian skier was Silvano Varettoni with a fourth place. The South Tyroleans Aron Hofer placed 12th. The start was moved 100 yards down-ward due to bad visibility. This made the race optimal also for younger athletes starting with higher bib numbers. The course was set by former racer Werner Perathoner with 34 gates.
“These were excellent competitions” says Race Director Rainer Senoner reflecting on both racing days, adding “even if the Italians missed the medals. The course held up well on both days which is why we are very thankful to the lift company Piz Sella for doing such a first-rate job.”
Today, Super-G World Champion Patrick Staudacher provided good  FIS points to participating racers thanks to his start.

A total of 150 athletes from 16 nations have participated in the two FIS races - a Super Combi and a Super-G - here on the Saslong. About 50 individuals helped making these races possible.