Dominik Paris, Christof Innerhofer - several Italian athletes were amongst the favourites for the Downhill. The final winner, however, was in fact a surprise. Italy's Peter Fill pulled off the second World Cup Triumph of his career here in Kitzbühel. With a decisive performance down the entire course, the man from South Tyrol finished ahead of two other surprise runners up, as Beat Feuz and Carlo Janka didn't feature amongst the favourite contenders either. Both Feuz from Bern and Janka from Obersaxen were not amongst the highest ranked athletes during the two training runs during the week, but still managed to edge their way to the front with strong performances.
The focus, however, was not just on the victorious athletes, but also on those who unfortunately fell during the race. Georg Streitberger and Hannes Reichelt had to be flown by helicopter to St. Johann Hospital after falling on the Hausberg, Aksel Lund Svindal was able to leave the racecourse under his own steam after his tumble. The FIS Jury was presented with a difficult decision: the oncoming weather front forced the Organizers to cancel the race after only 31 athletes had competed.
Official Downhill Results