“Mega!” – downhill racers jocher and ferstl lose olympic ticket

While the german skiing hopes andreas sander and romed baumann waved their hands in disappointment, simon jocher and josef ferstl looked almost unbelievably at the scoreboard at the finish of the venerable saslong.

"It does not want to work out yet. It feels as if insecurities have crept in," said vice world champion sander after his eleventh place in the downhill world cup. Countryman romed baumann finished 18th on the fube of the langkofel with the victory of the u.S. American bryce bennett. "It was saublod, it pulled my skis apart," the 35-year-old analyzed his ride.

Jocher and ferstl participate in peking

As in the super-G the day before, simon jocher and josef ferstl boosted the balance of the german ski federation (DSV). 25-year-old jocher finished eighth as best german rider. Ferstl was ninth. Jocher described the result, which just like ferstl gave him a ticket to the olympic winter games in beijing, as a "great place". "That’s mega cool. I’ll have to think about that for a while," said the 25-year-old unbelievably. Dominik schwaiger was also in the points with place 30.

The "hit" hoped for by national coach christian schwaiger is still a long time coming in this olympic winter for the ambitious speed team. After world championship silver for baumann and sander in february the expectations had not become lower, both admitted. So far, only sander has made a big statement with his fourth place in the super-G in beaver creek. "I still have a bit to do over christmas," the 32-year-old remarked self-critically. In the super-G on friday, no DSV athlete finished in the top ten.

First victory for US-boy bennett

The downhill victory in the dolomites was a complete surprise for the us american bryce bennett, who won a world cup race for the first time in his career, beating the top favorites beat feuz (fifth) and matthias mayer (16).) duplicated. Second place went to otmar striedinger from austria with a gap of 0.14 seconds, followed by swiss niels hintermann (+0.32). "A dream has come true. I’ll probably have a beer or two," bennett told ZDF.

Top favorite and winner of the day before aleksander aamodt kilde, on the other hand, missed his fourth dolomite triumph in a row. The norwegian retired after a driving mistake.

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