He leads only one trio to the 30th position
In any case, miracles from the quintet sent by the DSV are not expected in these first two races.
For Andrea Felser, who finished at least third in the World Cup with the team, Marilyn Schmutz and Julian Rauchvaux, the first thing to do is qualify for the second round of the top 30. Qualification for the Olympics, which DOSB is claiming to place in the top eight appears to be Or the top fifteen, out of reach.
Luitz and Schmid still need time
Top drivers Stefan Luitz and Alexander Schmid don’t guarantee a good start to the season either. Luitz and Schmid also took the bronze medal in the team competition at the World Cup, but Sölden is probably nothing more than a warm-up program with a high probability of success.
Luitz achieved the 14th best result on the Rettenbach glacier. He also changed his skating company before this winter and trained more in Super-G so he could simply collect World Cup points in more disciplines. The fact that he’s recently become a father should give him a boost: “Maybe that gives me wings. I feel good.”
Schmid, who was on the verge of winning a medal in the World Cup giant slalom, has been suffering from an annoying irritation to his left knee tendon since the start of summer training and says: “I still have pain when skiing, but I know it’s not getting worse and it’s already happened a few days ago.” Snowy. Sure, I have to make some concessions. So my goal is to be in the beginning.”