"Tomorrow’s downhill is for someone else to win" ensures Werner Heel with the beaming smile of someone who is still beyond belief for succeeding today. "The course was definitely set differently compared to years past. I never placed in the top 20 before."
Werner Heel’s first gratitude goes to the organizers of the World Cup race in Gardena-Gröden: “They gave the team an opportunity to train on the course last week and I have to say that this made a difference. Maybe it even was the key to my success and to the good placings of my team members. Heel also noted that “the course was set differently this time”. The wind was a determining facotr: “I am sure that the results were impacted by the weather. It got stronger after the sixth or seventh skier started”. He knew that he was skiing a good race: “I didn’t make big mistakes but that is also why I thought I wasn’t skiing too fast.” He liked the Camel Humps “they are pure adrenaline.” Heel then went on to admit that Cuche sent him a case of beer for beating Miller. “Yes, this still dates back to Bormio.”
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