Max Franz leaves everyone behind in the second training run
Max Franz's was the best time in the second and last downhill training in view of the classic race scheduled for Saturday. This training on the Saslong also took place in good conditions.
Winner of the 2016 Val Gardena/Gröden downhill Franz crossed the finish line with a time of 1:58.65. The Austrian will certainly be one of the favorites in Saturday’s race. Behind the 29-year-old is Steven Nyman, the American who has a special relationship with racing on the Saslong: he has won it three times. Third place went to the Swiss Beat Feuz.
Travis Ganong, who was fastest in yesterday's training, finished sixth, behind Austrian Matthias Mayer (4th) and French Adrien Theaux (5th). Aksel Lund Svindal, record holder of victories on the Saslong, finished ninth. The best of the Italian Azzurri wais the South Tyrolean Dominik Paris with a twelfth place.
Tomorrow, Friday, Val Gardena/Gröden will host its first race, the super-G, with start at 12:00 noon. The downhill, on the other hand, will be held on Saturday with start at 11:45 am.
The complete result list of the second downhill training can be found here.