Saturday, February 20, 2016

Dominik Paris Wins Chamonix World Cup Downhill

The 9th Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill of the season was staged today in Chamonix. The famous “Verte des Houches” track was prepared perfectly and despite a very light snowfall, the race could take place under great conditions.
One man is feeling particularly good on this race course. After his second position on yesterday's Alpine Comined, South Tyrolean Dominik Paris claims the Chamonix World Cup Downhill win ahead of  Steven Nyman 2nd +0.35 and Beat Feuz 3rd +0.39.
"I like this course", said Paris. "but it’s a difficult one to interpretate, you never know if you are fast or not, so I’m very happy about my win. Things started to get better for me in January and Jeongseon was the trigger for me, the confidence is back since Korea".
American Steven Nyman skied a strong run out of bib number 12 and could hold on his podium spot until the last racer came through the finish line.
"In Jeongseon, I took a big step forward in my confidence", said Nyman. "I've been skiing well and I got rid of some questions that were in my head. I just started skiing faster and faster and getting on the podium in Jeongseon was really good for me. Today, Dom had a really good run and I was impressed with his bottom because I skied really well down there. So, hats off to him".
In third position, Switzerland’s Beat Feuz impressed his fellows again by claiming his 3rd podium of the season as he is coming back from injury.
"It’s incredible to be on the podium again", said Feuz. "I came into the season without training and made three podiums so far; Kitzbuehel, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and now here. It’s amazing. I had good and bad moments on this slope here in Chamonix. 4 years ago when we were here I was fast, but I also had slow runs, as this year in the trainings for example. So I didn’t really know and it’s a good surprise".

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