Again premiere in Val Gardena

First win in a World Cup race for Antoine Deneriaz from France.
He preceded Michael Walchhofer (+0,22), who repeated his second placement of last year, in the new slope record-time of 1.55,95. “The visibility was good, the condition of the slope excellent. I risked all and had a good day” said the lucky winner Deneriaz.
Walchhofer leads a “5-pocket strong” Austrian group and is satisfied with his ranking. “Such a result here and in Christmas time is of great importance for me”.
Best athlet of the Italian team was today Roland Fischnaller from Funes valley (just around the corner). “The ranking is good. Step by step it has to get better for me”. Kurt Sulzenbacher finished 22th, co-favourite Ghedina only 38th (+2,35).