Still in third place after a round, the Carinthian lost the ideal line in the decision as the snow fell and finally ended up as the best Austrian in seventh place. The 24-year-old ultimately missed the podium by eight hundredths of a second.
After catching up again, Fabio Gstrein ranked as the second best ÖSV runner in twelfth place. Marc Digruber as 19th and Manuel Feller as 20th also won World Cup points. “It is annoying that I am only eight hundredths off the podium. Perhaps I did not attack enough, ”said Schwarz in a first reaction in the ORF interview.
Black is missing eight hundredths of a second
After the first round still third, the Carinthian ultimately missed the podium of the first three by just a breath.
Noel, who had already celebrated his first World Cup victory on the “Jungfrau / Männlichen” piste, was a brilliant winner as in the previous year. The success in 2020 was the fifth in the young career of the Frenchman, who had already triumphed in Zagreb this year. Kristoffersen missed his third Wengen victory by 40 hundredths of a second. Khoroshilov, who was the ninth in the first round to make it onto the podium, was 0.83 seconds behind the winner.
The Frenchman had made the most of his number one in the first run and lost 67 hundredths of a second on the troubled Kristoffersen piste. The 22-year-old kept his nerve in the second run. “It is always difficult to deal with the pressure in the second run. It was not a perfect run, but I did it, ”the new and old Wengen winner told ORF.
Next catch up from Gstrein
As in Adelboden, Gstrein showed his talent in the second round. The 22-year-old Tyrolean had made up ten places in the decision a week ago and had catapulted himself from 17 to seven. This time Gstrein improved from 26th place at halftime with the fastest time by 14 places and was again the second best Austrian after Black.
“It can quickly go in the other direction again, but I’m currently satisfied with my performance. I’ll try to build on that in the next few races, ”said Gstrein in an ORF interview. The 22-year-old’s gaze was already focused on the classics in Kitzbühel and Schladming. “I’m really looking forward to the home races now because the atmosphere will be very good,” said Gstrein. Digruber also jumped 11 places after he had just slipped into the decision in the first round as 30th.
At Feller, however, things went the other way. The runner-up of 2017 clearly lost time in the second round in the lower section and ultimately fell back from 21st to his 21st place immediately behind his teammate Digruber. “The more tired I get, the more difficult it is for me to stay focused. I have to focus brutally on every swing. In extreme situations and with tiredness it is difficult to do so, then I leave an extremely long time. I hope that I can get that to Kitzbühel. ”
Gstrein shows again
Like in Adelboden, the young Tyrolean makes a leap forward.
Matt remains unlucky
For Vice World Champion Michael Matt, the business trip to the Bernese Oberland ended with another disappointment. The Tyrolean retired in the first round after the first split after his skis had crossed. “It has never happened to me that it crosses my skis like this. I have no idea why, ”said the 26-year-old in an ORF interview. “If someone tells you before the season that you win three races, you don’t believe it. And if someone tells you something I’m going to do, you won’t believe it either. “
The worm has been with Matt since the turn of the year. In Zagreb he reached for the win, but retired as a half-time finisher. In Madonna di Campiglio, he went wrong with the material and, as the 33rd, even missed the second round. In Adelboden, he was handed back from tenth to 24th in the second round. “It’s a shitty situation, but it doesn’t help. It’ll be good for something, maybe, afterwards. At the moment I don’t know what for, ”said the 26-year-old, who almost missed the start number draw the night before.