With her third Downhill victory this season, Overall World Cup leader and Downhill World Cup leader Maria Höfl-Riesch equals her personal best from 2010/11, when she won three ladies' World Cup downhill races.
"It was not an easy race", she commented. "I knew I had to attack a lot and push to the limit. That's what I did. There were some difficult turns where some girls had big problems. But for me it went fine and that's a big day (...) I am strong on this course. But mistakes can happen anytime to anyone. I always try to perform the best I can and when no mistake happen like today, it feels good but that is for sure not that easy to do".
Tina Weirather landed her 7th season podium and sits now in second position in the overall standings, 158 point behind the winner of the day.
"Cortina has always been a bit different for me", said the 24-year-old. "I don't why but I always have been a little bit nervous and felt more pressure here than anywhere else. Therefore I am super happy I had two great races already this week and that there are still two to come (...) I skied in my comfort zone today but very close to the limit. That's what makes you ski fast", she concluded.
Super-G and giant slalom Junior World Champion in 2007, Nicole Schmidhofer made her second career podium after her first, exactly one year ago here in Cortina, finishing 2nd in the super-G race.
"I've had good feelings in the past days, I kind of knew I had improved. At the start I hoped for a good tail wind to help me go fast", she mentioned laughing at the press conference. "I hope to get a good result in the next races and make it difficult my coaches to choose who will race at the Olympics. I really would like to be part of it".