Svindal fastest in training for Wengen, Ganong 4th


Travis GanongWith an “iffy” forecast, officials wanted to be sure to get in a training run ahead of the 83rd Lauberhorn Rennen, and so moved the opening training run up from Wednesday to Tuesday, Jan. 15 and ran on a shortened course, starting from just above the Hundschopf, that steep drop off surrounded by jagged rock so often seen in photos of the Wengen downhill.

Aksel Lund Svindal, enjoying a remarkable speed season so far with no placing worse than fifth in a downhill or super G to date, recorded the fastest time down the still lengthy track, but was just five hundredths ahead of Italian veteran Werner Heel. Kjetil Jansrud was third fastest .36 out and Travis Ganong, the first to start on the day, finished in the fourth spot.

Swiss have won three of the last four editions of this race, but 2012 winner Beat Fuez and 2010 winner Carlo Janka are both in recovery mode and will not compete. 2009 winner Didier Defago finished well down the order in 58th. Austria Klaus Kroell, the winner in 2011, placed ninth.

The light was “flat”, and the course rough according to Heel, and, as usual, it was tiring. Even with the lowered start the times were all over 1.5 minutes. The track was also fast, with speeds clocked as high as 156kph.

Gepa photo
Wengen, Switzerland
Training
Men’s Downhill
Jan. 15, 2013

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Total Time FIS Points
 1  15  421328 SVINDAL Aksel Lund  1982  NOR   1:50.92  
 2  26  292514 HEEL Werner  1982  ITA   1:50.97  
 3  19  421483 JANSRUD Kjetil  1985  NOR   1:51.28  
 4  1  530874 GANONG Travis  1988  USA   1:51.42  
 5  11  293006 INNERHOFER Christof  1984  ITA   1:51.49  
 6  25  50858 STREITBERGER Georg  1981  AUT   1:51.50  
 7  2  51332 SCHEIBER Florian  1987  AUT   1:51.58  
 8  23  511139 KUENG Patrick  1984  SUI   1:51.65  
 9  16  50753 KROELL Klaus  1980  AUT   1:51.72  
 10  37  194190 ROGER Brice  1990  FRA   1:51.81  
 11  39  180570 ROMAR Andreas  1989  FIN   1:51.87  
 12  7  292455 FILL Peter  1982  ITA   1:51.91  
 13  49  293141 VARETTONI Silvano  1984  ITA   1:51.98  
 14  18  102263 GUAY Erik  1981  CAN   1:51.99  
 15  3  560447 SPORN Andrej  1981  SLO   1:52.06  
 16  8  51327 PUCHNER Joachim  1987  AUT   1:52.11  
 17  40  511529 GISIN Marc  1988  SUI   1:52.12  
 18  5  510890 ZURBRIGGEN Silvan  1981  SUI   1:52.21  
 19  17  191740 CLAREY Johan  1981  FRA   1:52.27  
 20  41  53902 MAYER Matthias  1990  AUT   1:52.37 gn="right"> 
 21  13  192746 THEAUX Adrien  1984  FRA   1:52.40  
 22  56  192504 MERMILLOD BLONDIN Thomas  1984  FRA   1:52.46  
 23  47  294277 KLOTZ Siegmar  1987  ITA   1:52.49  
 23  12  50742 REICHELT Hannes  1980  AUT   1:52.49  
 25  32  380260 KOSTELIC Ivica  1979  CRO   1:52.52  
 26  51  293550 MARSAGLIA Matteo  1985  ITA   1:52.61  
 27  43  202059 FERSTL Josef  1988  GER   1:52.64  
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 201606 KEPPLER Stephan  1983  GER   1:52.65  
 29  35  560332 JERMAN Andrej  1978  SLO   1:52.68  
 29  29  53817 FRANZ Max  1989  AUT   1:52.68  
 31  14  291459 PARIS Dominik  1989  ITA   1:52.71  
 32  57  930024 MAPLE Wiley  1990  USA   1:52.79  
 33  54  193034 BOUILLOT Alexandre  1985  FRA   1:52.80  
 34  10  51215 BAUMANN Romed  1986  AUT   1:52.85  
 35  4  533131 SULLIVAN Marco  1980  USA   1:52.91  
 36  6  511313 JANKA Carlo  1986  SUI   1:52.93  
 37  24  561067 PERKO Rok  1985  SLO   1:53.15  
 38  44  200379 SANDER Andreas  1989  GER   1:53.39  
 39  30  191964 POISSON David  1982  FRA   1:53.43  
 40  38  511142 LUEOEND Vitus  1984  SUI   1:53.46  
 41  52  481705 GLEBOV Alexander  1983  RUS   1:53.49  
 42  60  510747 GRUENENFELDER Tobias  1977  SUI   1:53.52  
 43  27  192932 FAYED Guillermo  1985  FRA   1:53.56  
 44  20  102271 HUDEC Jan  1981  CAN   1:53.57  
 45  63  530939 WEIBRECHT Andrew  1986  USA   1:53.68  
 46  28  533866 NYMAN Steven  1982  USA   1:53.79  
 47  46  934643 GOLDBERG Jared  1991  USA   1:53.80  
 48  59  501439 HEDIN Douglas  1990  SWE   1:53.88  
 49  70  430429 BYDLINSKI Maciej  1988  POL   1:53.99  
 50  21  103271 THOMSEN Benjamin  1987  CAN   1:54.02  
 51  45  102899 OSBORNE-PARADIS Manuel  1984  CAN   1:54.06  
 52  64  501230 ERICSSON Daniel  1987  SWE   1:54.12  
 52  50  53968 BERTHOLD Frederic  1991  AUT   1:54.12  
 54  62  511352 VILETTA Sandro  1986  SUI   1:54.13  
 55  58  561216 KLINE Bostjan  1991  SLO   1:54.29  
 56  34  194364 PINTURAULT Alexis  1991  FRA   1:54.35  
 57  61  561217 KOSI Klemen  1991  SLO   1:54.79  
 58  9  510727 DEFAGO Didier  1977  SUI   1:54.97  
 59  55  400281 VAN HEEK Marvin  1991  NED   1:55.05  
 59  53  194167 MUZATON Maxence  1990  FRA   1:55.05  
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 62  31  50625 RAICH Benjamin  1978  AUT   1:55.56  
 63  67  193967 MUFFAT JEANDET Victor  1989  FRA   1:55.61  
 63  33  534562 LIGETY Ted  1984  le="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 9px; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, Swiss, SunSans-Regular; background-color: #f0f0f0; vertical-align: top;" align="center">USA   1:55.61  
 65  72  480736 KHOROSHILOV Alexander  1984  RUS   1:55.95  
 66  48  6530319 COCHRAN-SIEGLE Ryan  1992  USA   1:56.50  
 67  68  660021 DANILOCHKIN Yuri  1991  BLR   1:56.53  
 68  66  510997 BERTHOD Marc  1983  SUI   1:56.65  
 69  71  90131 GEORGIEV Georgi  1987  BUL   1:56.67  
 70  77  530165 BRANDENBURG Will  1987  USA   1:57.00  
 71  74  150495 VRABLIK Martin  1982  CZE   1:58.83  
 72  73  92534 CHONGAROV Nikola  1989  BUL   1:59.19  
 73  75  700830 ZAMPA Adam  1990  SVK   1:59.25  
 74  76  92570 GEORGIEV Svetoslav  1991  BUL   2:00.44  
 75  69  30149 SIMARI BIRKNER Cristian Javier  1980  ARG   2:02.28  
 76  78  700879 ZAMPA Andreas  1993  SVK   2:02.46  
 77  65  191778 PICHOT Sebastien  1981  FRA   2:18.08  
Did not finish 1st run
   22  191591 BERTRAND Yannick  1980  FRA   

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