Dressen triumphs downhill on home turf in Garmish

Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team

The German native claims his second World Cup victory of the season.

Thomas Dressen made the most of bib number one to win the Garmish-Partenkirchen downhill on home snow. The German clocked one minute 39.31 seconds to beat Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde by 0.16 and France’s Johan Clarey by 0.17. Here’s all you need to know:

– Dressen, 26, won the Lake Louise downhill this season and took third place in Wengen.
– The Garmisch-born Dressen now has four World Cup wins under his belt after prevailing in the downhill in Kitzbuehel (2017-18 season), Kvitfjell (2017-18) and Lake Louise (2019-20).
– He built Saturday’s victory in the lower part of the course to move up to fourth in the downhill World Cup standings with 306 points.
-Swiss Beat Feuz took sixth place to strengthen his lead with 520 points. Italian Dominik Paris, second on 384 points, is out for the rest of the season and sixth-placed Matthias Mayer was absent on Saturday.
– Overall, Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen leads with 841 points as Kilde leapfrogged Frenchman Alexis Pinturault into second place (780 points).
– The 37-year-old Peter Fill, the only Italian to ever win the downhill globe, went into retirement after his 355th World Cup start.
– The men’s World continues in Garmisch with a giant slalom on Sunday.

Race results
    1. Thomas Dressen (Germany) 1:39.31
    2. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (Norway) +0.16
    3. Johan Clarey (France) 0.17
    4. Vincent Kriechmayr (Austria) +0.26
    5. Travis Ganong (United States) +0.27
    6. Beat Feuz (Switzerland) 0.35
    7. Niels Hintermann (Switzerland) 0.39
    8. Kjetil Jansrud (Norway) 0.49
    9. Max Franz (Austria) 0.52
    10.Emanuele Buzzi (Italy) 0.54

FIS Overall World Cup standings
    1. Henrik Kristoffersen (Norway) 841
    2. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (Norway) 780
    3. Alexis Pinturault (France) 722
    4. Matthias Mayer (Austria) 692
    5. Beat Feuz (Switzerland) 617
    6. Vincent Kriechmayr (Austria) 588
    7. Dominik Paris (Italy) 556
    8. Daniel Yule (Switzerland) 495
    9. Kjetil Jansrud (Norway) 466
    10.Clement Noel (France) 450

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