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Matthias Mayer Is the New King of Kitzbühel

Matthias Mayer claimed victory today in the Hahnenkamm Downhill. He finishes ahead of Beat Feuz and Vincent Kriechmayr who were both 0.22 seconds back. It is the eighth victory in the World Cup for Mayer and the second one in Kitzbühel after his victory in the 2017 Super-G. With his victory today, he scored the "double". Mayer joins Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) and Dominik Paris (ITA) among the only three active skiers to have won both speed disciplines in Kitzbühel. Emotions seemed to never end today on the Streif. When Beat Feuz and Vincent Kriechmayr looked like they were sitting comfortably in the leader corner and ready to take their first victory in Kitzbühel, there comes Matthias Mayer and ruins their party. The Austrian skied outstandingly from top to bottom and his fast final section enabled him to take a clear lead.

"I have no words for it", Mayer said exasperated. "I train so hard for this and it’s just amazing when I crossed the finish line to a green light again, number one, with all the people cheering here in Austria. It’s really something. It’s gonna be a good party".

For Beat Feuz it's the fourth second place in the Kitzbühel Downhill. The Swiss went really close to the win today but still has to achieve his first victory in Kitzbühel.

Vincent Kriechmayr improves his best result on the Streif (4th in 2018) and celebrates the first podium of his career in Kitzbühel.


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