Peter Fill is the fastest in today’s training on the track Deborah Compagnoni in Santa Caterina, the theatre of three Men’s World Cup races from December 27 to December 29: a Super-G on the 27th (at 11 am), a Downhill on the 28th (at 11.45am) and an Alpine Combined on the 29th (a Super-G at 10.30am and a Slalom at 2pm).
It was not an easy morning after the light snowfall last the night, especially because it was hampered by strong winds in the upper part of the track. That made the first jump – the legendary Crep of Ricc – dangerous. That’s the reason why the technical staff (Ghidoni, those of the Austrian, American and Canadian teams) decided to lower the start under this jump. At full speed the track could be run in 1’38″. “It ‘s really beautiful and challenging,” said the Austrian Franz, the winner of Saturday’s DH race in Gardena. The Austrians Reichelt, Baumann and Striedinger, the Americans Nymann and Ganong (winner in S. Caterina in 2014) and the Canadians Weibrecht and Cook trained as well.
The ‘Azzurri’ Casse and Innerhofer trained too, but after two warm-up laps and a passage on the track, it decided to go down for persistent pain in the patellar tendon in his right knee. “I’m leaving right away – said Christof. In the afternoon I’ll be in Munich for an appointment with Dr. Muller to reduce this inflammation before the next week.’s race” Innerhofer knows that this is his track and he wants to get the most of it. Tomorrow morning, after the race in Alta Badia, Dominik Paris will arrive in Santa Caterina for a final monitoring before the races on the track .