Black day for DSV speed drivers: Simon Jocher this time without points
Created: 2022-01-14Updated: 2022-01-14 4:21 PM
By: Paul Hopp
Skier Simon Jocher (SC Garmisch) from Schongau at the World Cup in Wengen 2022. © Jean-Christophe Bott/dpa
The German riders had a difficult time at the downhill on Friday. Despite a lot of effort, Simon Jocher couldn't do anything about it.
Wengen - It wasn't the day of the German speed riders - and Simon Jocher, as the last DSV starter, couldn't turn things around.
In the downhill race on Friday in Wengen, the man from Schongau took 38th place.
He didn't get any points for the World Cup ranking either.
Jocher's ride on the Lauberhorn route - on Friday there was a shortened descent - was neat. At the first split he was 49 hundredths behind eventual winner Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (Norway), at the second time the gap was 1.20 seconds. The Schongauer (started with start number 40) would have been twelfth at the finish line. In the further course, however, Jocher lost a lot of time, 2.51 seconds behind he crossed the line. The best of a total of five German drivers was Dominik Schwaiger (1.89 seconds back) in 24th place. This Saturday, January 15, at 12:30 p.m., the classic Lauberhorn descent will take place on its usual route. At 4.5 kilometers, it is the longest run in the FIS World Cup.
For Simon Jocher (26) yesterday was the 24th start in a World Cup race.
He has finished in the points ten times so far.
His best result to date was eighth place this winter in the downhill in Val Gardena.
He qualified for the Olympic Games in Beijing.