Beaver Greek – The infamous Birds of Prey downhill saw Switzerland’s Beat Feuz take the win by a very small margin over his fellow country man Mauro Caviezel and Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal.
After the program of both speed races has been inverted, anticipating the overnight snowfall going into Saturday, the best downhillers of the World tackled the Beaver Creek race course.
The downhill globe winner of the 2017/18 season was able to lay down the fastest time, carrying the speed from the steep sections all the way down to the finish line.
Mauro Caviezel again surprises the crowd with the second fastest run of the day. Less than one week after scoring his second podium in career in Lake Louise, the Swiss racer doubles up and adds another podium to his collection.
In third position, Aksel Lund Svindal claims his 78 podium in career, the 14 in Beaver Creek. The downhill Olympic champion had a hand surgery less than two weeks ago, but nothing that prevents him to be among the fastest down the Birds of Prey.
Unfortunately, three athletes crashed during today’s downhill. While Peter Fill and Marko Vukicevic were able to ski to the finish area by themselves, Thomas Dressen from Germany had to be transported to the Vail Hospital for further examinations.
Tomorrow, a super-g will be held in Beaver Creek, starting at 11:00. The event will be followed by a giant slalom on Sunday.