Feuz and Mayer come to Val Gardena/Gröden as discipline leaders
If one looks at this year’s results to predict who is going to win on the Saslong, then Beat Feuz and Matthias Mayer will be the ones to beat.
Mayer won the first super-G of the season in Lake Louise, Canada, and a few days later finished third in Beaver Creek (USA). With 160 points, the super-G Olympic Champion from Pyeongchang and Downhill Olympic Champion from Sochi is currently ahead in the super-G classification. With 136 points, the Swiss Marco Odermatt,who celebrated his very first World Cup victory in Beamer Creek, is currently in second place. Third place goes to Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (Norway), who has collected 120 points in the previous two Ssuper-Gs of the season. Mayer and Kilde each have a third place on the Saslong in the Ssuper-G as their best result.
In the downhill, Beat Feuz is the measure of all things after two races of the season. The Swiss, who won the small crystal ball last season, finished third in Lake Louise before climbing to the top of the podium in Beaver Creek. He also has good memories of the downhill in Val Gardena/Gröden, as Beat Feuz finished in third place last year.
The Austrian Vincent Kriechmayr, who has 112 points to his name, is second in the current downhill classification. Seventh place in Lake Louise and second place in Beaver Creek are his previous downhill results. Thomas Dressen (Germany), who won the first race of the speed specialists in Lake Louise after a long injury break, currently takes third place in the discipline classification. Best "Azzurro" in both rankings is Dominik Paris, who is fourth and fifth in the downhill and super-G classification, respectively.