HKR 2017

1st Training – Best Time for Nyman

1st Training – Best Time for Nyman
Kitzbühel welcomed the downhill racers to the 77th Hahnenkamm Races with magnificent sunshine. The 1st training run for the Downhill on Saturday (22.1., 11:30 hrs) took place under perfect conditions. A slight change was made to the course at Hausberg, to enable the racers to hold a better line on entering the Traverse section. ”The small amendment to the slope is noticeable, I think it is good“, said Dominik Paris (ITA) after the course inspection. Steven Nyman was most at home on the hill. The American well and truly put himself on the downhill map with a time of 1:57.25 minutes. Switzerland’s Beat Feuz crossed the finish line 0.37 second behind, followed by Frenchman, Johan Clarey in third place, 0.95 seconds behind Nyman. "You really have to stay on the ball here, be constantly engaged. I feel I am ready to race”, said Nyman, satisfied with the first training run. Kriechmayr is the fastest Austrian Vincent Kriechmayr leads the Austrian pack, who finished in fourth, fifth and seventh positions. ”For an Austrian, there is no better feeling than to ski on the Streif. The Downhill is the ultimate discipline and the Streif is a few notches above that“, the 25 year-old is looking forward to the weekend. ”When everyone has to buckle their boots up for the course inspection, you know you are looking at a hill that deserves respect.“ Matthias Mayer landed in fifth place,1.01 seconds behind. ”I like it very much; the slope is stupendous. A little bumpy in the top section, where it is a bit of a battle. It is beautifully prepared down in the bottom.“, said the Carinthian after the 1st training run. „There is always going to be an element of nervousness, and you need a healthy respect for this course.“ Hannes Reichelt was hot on his teammate’s heels and came seventh. “The top section of the course is particularly challenging this year. The bottom part of the piste, however, is in great condition. I plan to test my limits tomorrow. Now it’s time to improve from run to run.” Christof Innerhofer (ITA), who missed out on Wengen because of his fall in St. Caterina, came in 1.17 seconds behind and is ranked eighth. „This injury is taking longer than I thought. I think I will have a break tomorrow, because I am not up to skiing every day. It is very probable, however, that I will compete on Friday“, explained the South Tyrolean during an interview with ORF. Val Gardener winner, Max Franz, ended up in 15th place, 1,52 seconds behind, but immediately ahead of Kjetil Jansrud (NOR), Domnik Paris and last year’s winner, Peter Fill (both ITA). ”It was a good training run. I looked at a few things. It is a very different slope to Wengen. It was soft there, whereas it is really hard here. It was good, but the top section left its mark” said Franz. ”I definitely need to watch the video.“ 1st Downhill Training Results
Platz Athlet Nation Zeit
1 NYMAN Steven USA  1:57.25
2 FEUZ Beat SUI +0.37
3 CLAREY Johan FRA +0.95
4 KRIECHMAYR Vincent AUT +0.96
5 MAYER Matthias AUT +1.01
6 MUZATON Maxence FRA +1.06
7 REICHELT Hannes AUT +1.08
8 INNERHOFER Christof ITA +1.17
9 JANKA Carlo SUI +1.25
10 GUAY Erik CAN +1.29
11 CASSE Mattia ITA +1.30
12 SANDER Andreas GER +1.34
13 THEAUX Adrien FRA +1.44
14 THOMSEN Benjamin CAN +1.51
15 FRANZ Max AUT +1.52
16 PARIS Dominik ITA +1.55
16 JANSRUD Kjetil NOR +1.55
16 FILL Peter ITA +1.55
19 GIRAUD MOINE Valentin FRA +1.66
21 DRESSEN Thomas GER +1.98
22 FERSTL Josef GER +2.02
22 GANONG Travis USA +2.02
24 DANKLMAIER Daniel AUT +2.22
25 FAYED Guillermo FRA +2.44
26 KILDE Aleksander Aamodt NOR +2.45
28 POISSON David FRA +2.52
29 KROELL Klaus AUT +2.60
30 BERTHOLD Frederic AUT +2.77
31 WALDER Christian AUT +2.79 (DQP)
32 CAVIEZEL Mauro SUI +2.82
33 BRANDNER Klaus GER +2.83
34 NEUMAYER Christopher AUT +2.85
35 BAUMANN Romed AUT +2.86
36 GOLDBERG Jared USA +2.95
37 BENNETT Bryce USA +3.08
38 SPORN Andrej SLO +3.09
39 PERKO Rok SLO +3.14
40 KOELL Alexander SWE +3.19
41 SEJERSTED Adrian Smiseth NOR +3.20
42 KUENG Patrick SUI +3.21
43 CAZZANIGA Davide ITA +3.25
44 CATER Martin SLO +3.34
45 GIEZENDANNER Blaise FRA +3.35
46 SCHWAIGER Dominik GER +3.50
48 WEIBRECHT Andrew USA +3.55
49 KLINE Bostjan SLO +3.58
50 PUCHNER Joachim AUT +3.73
51 RAFFORT Nicolas FRA +3.87
52 MONSEN Felix SWE +3.93
53 BUZZI Emanuele ITA +4.10
54 WEBER Ralph SUI +4.39
55 KOSI Klemen SLO +4.47
56 BATTILANI Henri ITA +4.60
57 ROMAR Andreas FIN +4.67
58 THOMPSON Broderick CAN +4.69
59 BIESEMEYER Thomas USA +4.75
60 HINTERMANN Niels SUI +4.78
61 MANI Nils SUI +4.92
62 PANGRAZZI Paolo ITA +4.98
63 COOK Dustin CAN +5.34
64 WERRY Tyler CAN +6.21
65 ZAMPA Andreas SVK +6.41
66 FRISCH Jeffrey CAN +6.65
67 DEBELAK Tilen SLO +8.04
68 ACHIRILOAIE Ioan Valeriu ROU +10.95
69 BARANDUN Gian Luca SUI +19.93