Rahlves’ time was 1.58,34 which was only two hundredths of a second faster than last year’s winner, Antoine Deneriaz from France. Third place was given to Austrian, Michael Walchhofer (+0,32 sec). The surprise of the day came when American, Byron Friedman took fourth place (+0,47 sec). Kristian Ghedina ( Italy) is seventh with 76/100, and the two Austrians, Hermann Maier (+1,13) and Stephan Eberharter (+1,66), are farther behind. The best skier from Alto Adige, Peter Fill is eleventh with 1,31 seconds.