Saturday, February 8, 2020
Viktoria Rebensburg Wins Garmisch-Partenkirchen Downhill
A week after Dressen's triumph, Team Germany celebrates again with Viktoria Rebensburg (GER) who, ten years after Maria Hoefl Riesch victory in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Downhill brought back the german flag on the top of the podium in home soil. This is the first time that two Germans have won in Garmisch since 2010 since Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Felix Neureuther won in the same season. Viktoria Rebensburg returns to the top of the podium in Garmisch with a spectacular victory. The last time the german skier was in the podium was in Lake Louise where she won the Super-G Race. Today's victory is her first one in a Downhill and her 19th in the World Cup.
Viktoria Rebensburg is the 10th different winner in the last 10 Women's Downhill Races.
"That was crazy", she said of her win. "It was important for me to just stay true to myself and focus on my skiing".Federica Brignone showed again that she is one of the best skiers in the circuit at the moment and finished second +0.61 seconds behind Rebensburg. She proves her perfect skiing condition with the third straight podium finish in a downhill that helped her close the gap to overall leader Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) to 190 points.
Ester Ledecka completes the podium and finished +0.83 seconds behind the leader. She has been off the pace in recent races, but she claimed the tricky and icy Kandahar slope in third maintaining her third position in the downhill standing.