Friday December 3, 2021
DSV star rolls the podium
Sander Racing Intercepted ‘Very Happy’
Andreas Sander missed a qualitative leap on the podium, but he is still excited: the figure skating rider missed third place very late and even tighter, but still achieved the best World Cup result of his career. This gives you planning for security and self-confidence.
It looked almost certain that ski racer Andreas Sander would take the first podium in the World Cup career. For a long time, the German was third in Super G in Beaver Creek, USA – until Canadian Broderick Thompson pushed World Cup runner-up to an unpopular fourth. In the end, Sander was three hundredths of a second slower.
“I’m not angry at all,” the German said after the race. “I’ve tried everything and I’m very happy with the start of the season.” With his best World Cup result to date, the 32-year-old has secured the long-awaited ticket to the Beijing Winter Olympics. After Romed Baumann, Sander is the second German who can plan a ring festival in February.
The victory went to Marco Odermatt of Switzerland, who celebrated his second World Cup victory this winter by winning the giant slalom at Sölden. Olympic champion Matthias Mayer of Austria finished second, 0.78 seconds behind. Romed Bowman, who finished sixth at Lake Louise the previous week, retired after a driving error. The second best DSV player was Simon Jocher (28), followed by Josef Ferstl (32) and Dominik Schwaiger (36th).
“It wasn’t completely convincing,” Gaucher said. “I was a bit too passive.” In the coming days he wants to “completely attack”. There are a total of four sprints on the program at Beaver Creek this week. For the women, Keira Weddell will start her Winter Olympics downhill race in Lake Louise, Canada, in the evening. After winning the silver medal at the World Cup in February, the German became one of the favorites for the season.