Not in the timing in Lake Louise last week, Christof Innerhofer has realized a huge performance this Friday during the Downhill of Beaver Creek (USA). The Italian has controlled the “Birds of Prey” and ended first ahead of the two Norwegians, Aksel Lund Svindal (+0.23), double winner in Lake Louise and Kjetil Jansrud (+0.50). The Super World Champion 2011 signs the 4th victory of his career, the 2nd in Downhill after Bormio in 2008.
“I was so relaxed on the start today. Somehow I made it feel like a training run today and all I told myself at the start was – Go full gas! Until the very end I couldn’t believe this was happening, it’s so unbelievable! Especially knowing that I have been struggling with some injuries this summer. I was definitely more nervous once I crossed the finish line than I was when leaving the start gate.” I thought I had no chance against Svindal, but when he didn’t beat me it became a bit more real that I could win today!”, said Innerhofer after the race.
Didier Défago gets back to Top 10. One Super G on Saturday and one Giant Slalom on Sunday are scheduled this weekend in Beaver Creek.
Christof Innerhofer Profile Athlete
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