Record fourth win in Bormio for Dominik Paris

Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team

The Italian skier wins a record fourth downhill on home snow.

Dominik Paris became the undisputed king of Bormio on Friday when he won a record fourth downhill on home snow on the classic Stelvio slope on Friday to move to second overall in the FIS alpine skiing World Cup standings. Here is all you need to know:

– The Italian, who had had to be content with two runner-up spots this season, won his first race of the winter ahead of Swiss downhill crystal globe holder Beat Feuz and former downhill Olympic champion Matthias Mayer of Austria.

– Dominik Paris won in one minute and 49.56 seconds, beating Feuz by 0.39 seconds and Mayer by a further 0.03 seconds.

– It was the 30-year-old Italian’s third victory in succession in the Stelvio downhill, a race he also won in the 2012/2013 season.

– The only other skier to have won the Bormio World cup downhill three times was Austrian Michael Walchhofer in the 2007 (twice) and 2011 seasons.

– It was the Super-G world champion’s 17th World Cup win, the 13th in a downhill.

– The result took him to second in the overall World Cup standings on 249 points, 30 down on Norwegian slalom specialist Henrik Kristoffersen.

– Paris, who finished runner-up in both the downhill and Super-G in Lake Louise this season, is also second in the downhill standings on 204 points, behind holder Feuz, who is on 240.

– Winner of the first downhill of the season in Lake Louise, Germany’s Thomas Dressen, who missed all of last season through injury, was 9th in Bormio, 1.52 behind Paris.

– The French achieved a remarkable team performance by placing four skiers in the top 10.

– Friday’s downhill was replacing the race cancelled by bad weather in Val Gardena earlier this month. A second downhill is taking place on Saturday on the same course but starting from the top as the day’s race was held from a lower start because of poor visibility at the summit.

Top 10 results:
1. Dominik Paris (Italy) 1:49.56
2. Beat Feuz (Switzerland) 0.39 seconds behind
3. Matthias Mayer (Austria) 0.42
4. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (Norway) 1.03
5. Maxence Muzaton (France) 1.13
6. Matthieu Bailet (France) 1.23
7. Brice Roger (France) 1.37
8. Travis Ganong (U.S.) 1.48
9. Thomas Dressen (Germany) 1.52
10. Johan Clarey (France) 1.55

Overall FIS World Cup standings:
1. Henrik Kristoffersen (Norway) 379 points
2. Dominik Paris (Italy) 349
3. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (Norway) 344
4. Matthias Mayer (Austria) 317
5. Vincent Kreichmayr (Austria) 312
6= Alexis Pinturault (France) 301
6= Beat Feuz (Switzerland) 301
8. Thomas Dressen (Germany) 231
9. Marco Odermatt (Switzerland) 222
10. Mauro Caviezel (Switzerland) 217 

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