Dominik Paris is unbeatable on the Stelvio. After winning the Downhill for the fourth time yesterday, he claims the double with the victory in today's Downhill. Paris pulls out another great run which seems much stronger than what his competitors can show.
"I’m not the Stelvio, I’m just the racer on the Stelvio", he insisted. "I like to ski down this hill, it’s really amazing. I had such a good feeling and a lot of confidence on this course and that I get another victory today, for me that’s a surprise because it was not easy after yesterday to do another run perfect and on the limit so I am very, very lucky today". Bormio means a lot to the 30-year-old as many career highlights, including his first World Cup win, have come in the Italian town. "This city gave me a lot, my first victory and a lot of victories now", he said. "I’m a little bit proud to have all these titles here in Bormio".
In the end, however, he clinches the win by only 0.08s on Urs Kryenbuehl (SUI), who does a perfect run starting with bib 25. It’s the first podium (and top 10) for the Swiss youngster. Kryenbuehl had achieved his career-best result just yesterday with a 13th place and significantly improved today.
Another well-known face, Beat Feuz (SUI), concluded third in today’s Downhill, 0.26s behind Paris, claiming his fourth podium out of four Downhill races this season. The Swiss is very satisfied with his speed weekend on such a demanding slope, also considering his recent hand injury.
This victory is even more meaningful for Dominik Paris, as he now leads both the overall and the downhill ranking.