BORMIO, Italy (Reuters) – Home favorite Dominik Paris claimed a record sixth World Cup downhill victory at Bormio in his native Italy on Tuesday, persevering with his domination of the difficult Stelvio piste.
Paris sped down in 1:54.63 to clinch his seventh Bormio victory total, together with one in tremendous G, laying down a marker with little over a month to go till the Beijing Winter Olympics begin on Feb. 4.
The victory got here 9 years on from the 32-year-old’s first triumph on the Stelvio, which can host all the boys’s alpine ski races on the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Overall World Cup factors chief Marco Odermatt of Switzerland was 0.24 seconds off the tempo as the enormous slalom specialist took a shock second, the primary downhill podium end of the 24-year-old’s profession.
Swiss Niels Hintermann completed third, 0.80 seconds behind Paris, to say his second successive podium end after reaching the identical end in Val Gardena 10 days in the past.
Austria’s Matthias Mayer, one of many pre-race favourites, may solely end twelfth and defending downhill champion Beat Feuz of Switzerland crashed out however was unharmed.
Paris moved up three locations to the highest of the downhill World Cup standings with 227 factors, as Mayer dropped to second place on 217.
Hintermann (178 factors) additionally climbed three locations, transferring into third forward of Norway’s Aleksander Aamody Kilde (169), who completed sixth in Bormio.
There was no change on the prime of the general World Cup standing, with Odermatt main on 713 factors, 286 away from Mayer in second and 344 forward of Kilde.
Racing continues at Bormio on Dec. 29 and 30, with two days of tremendous G competitors.
(Reporting by Alasdair Mackenzie, enhancing by Ed Osmond)