Raiffeisen FIS Challenge Gardena/Gröden: Double Victory for Mario Karelly

Schmalzl, Kryenbühl, Karelly, Schweiger

Schmalzl, Kryenbühl, Karelly, Schweiger

The second day of the Raiffeisen FIS Challenge races in Gardena/Gröden was dominated by Mario Karelly. The 21-year-old from Austria won the Super-G and Super Combi. In the Super-G, he clocked a time that was...

a half second ahead of Urs Kryenbühl from Switzerland and 52/100 seconds ahead of last year’s winner Patrick Schweiger. The podium of the Super Combi which included the racers’ times in the slalom, remained unchanged from the Super-G: Karelly ahead of Kryenbühl and Schweiger.
Henri Battilani was the best Italian racer with a 7th place in the Super-G. He shared the 7th place with Paolo Pangrazzi in the Super-Combi.

Yesterday’s races on Piz Sella ended with two Austrian treble victories. The gold medals went to the current Super-G Junior World Champion Thomas Mayrpeter.

“It was a great success for the Saslong Classic Club. The 175 athletes from 24 nations set a new record in Gardena/Gröden.” says Jury member and World Cup Gardena/Gröden Race Director Rainer Senoner. “The course offered optimal conditions for all competitors. Based on these successful racers, we are flirting with a FIS Downhill next.” adds Senoner.
FIS Technical Delegate was Hanspeter Wucherer from Germany.

Two Giant Slaloms are scheduled for tomorrow and the day after next. The races will be organized by the Ski Club Gardena/Gröden in cooperation with the Carabinieri Sport Center in Selva/Wolkenstein.