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Kitzbühel slalom today in the live ticker: German ski ace is one of the favorites

2022-01-22T08:14:25.105Z

Kitzbühel slalom today in the live ticker: German ski ace is one of the favorites Created: 2022-01-22Updated: 2022-01-22 09:09 By: Alexander Kaindl Is Linus Straßer in a similarly strong form in Kitzbühel as in Adelboden? © Pascal Guyot / AFP Downhill on Friday, slalom on Saturday, downhill on Sunday: There is a lot going on in Kitzbühel at the weekend. We are there for the ski highlight in th



Kitzbühel slalom today in the live ticker: German ski ace is one of the favorites

Created: 2022-01-22Updated: 2022-01-22 09:09

By: Alexander Kaindl

Is Linus Straßer in a similarly strong form in Kitzbühel as in Adelboden?

© Pascal Guyot / AFP

Downhill on Friday, slalom on Saturday, downhill on Sunday: There is a lot going on in Kitzbühel at the weekend.

We are there for the ski highlight in the live ticker.

>>> UPDATE <<<

Update from January 22nd, 8.55 a.m .:

In just over an hour it will be serious for Linus Straßer and Co.!

What's in it for Munich at the Kitzbühel slalom?

We are excited.

Originally, the second Streif downhill was to be held on this Kitzbühel Saturday, but the bad weather threw a spanner in the works for the organizers.

Therefore, the disciplines were swapped without further ado: The slalom scheduled for Sunday is moving to Saturday, the second downhill run will be held on Sunday instead.

But on Friday there was downhill action: Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won the first Streif.

Kitzbühel slalom today in the live ticker: German ski ace is one of the favorites

First report from January 22nd, 8.45 a.m .:

Kitzbühel – Linus Straßer does not worry.

"If it would help to be relaxed, I would try it," says the best German slalom driver before his "home race" in Kitzbühel, "but it usually helps more to be relaxed." So he stays calm - despite his most recent failure in Wengen and so shortly before the season's highlight, the Olympics.

The Winter Games in Beijing (from February 4th) are “relatively far away” for the Munich player.

Before that, he still has to do the Ganslernhang in Austria's skiing Mecca on Saturday and the "Night Race" in Schladming on Tuesday.

Straßer, a strong third in Adelboden two weeks ago, is in good spirits, and his threading on the Mannlichen in Wengen hasn't changed that.

Kitzbühel slalom in the live ticker today: chances for Linus Straßer?

"I feel very comfortable in the slalom," he says. While driving in Switzerland, he had the feeling "that nothing can happen to me." For his trainer Bernd Brunner, he was even "the fastest man on the mountain".

It is therefore important to continue in Kitz, where Straßer learned to ski.

The Ganslern, he says, is by nature "an extremely demanding slope with many transitions where it's not easy to be fast".

You have to “drive with your brain” at the transitions – and “put your foot down properly” in between.

This mixture "often makes it difficult, but certainly makes it appealing".

Linus Straßer hopes for a good slalom result in Kitzbühel

His battle plan?

"Keep the whole thing uncomplicated, Olympia like Kitzbühel," says the 29-year-old, "take my boots off, don't make it more than it is.

It's getting more and more hyped from the outside anyway."

How does he manage to stay with himself?

"The great art," he says, is not wanting to interfere with the system that has been honed in during training, "the mind is too slow for that".

Straßer wants to "trust himself" - and drive with brains.

The first run of the slalom will take place on Saturday at 10:15 a.m., followed by the second at 1:45 p.m.

We are in the live ticker.

If you would like to follow the race live on TV, we have put together all the information for you here.

(akl/sid)

Source: merkur

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