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Kriechmayr after dropping out in Aspen: “It really wasn’t fair anymore”

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Vincent Kriechmayr was in second place at the time of the demolition
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At the time of the cancellation, which the decision-makers argued with fairness and safety concerns, the Norwegian Adrian Smiseth Sejersted was leading ahead of the Upper Austrian Kriechmayr.

Kriechmayr had previously been happy about “number fat” (luck) after a clean run, but then spoke of the right decision to stop the race. “It just really wasn’t fair anymore, you have to be honest. I can be happy with my ride, I made a good ride.”

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Kriechmayr also reminded that skiing is an outdoor sport. “There have been many races, including this season, where the fairness wasn’t optimal.” The forecasts had already announced a bad weather front around noon. The fact that Sejersted with start number 1 was almost the only one who was still able to start with sunshine was of course also lucky. In poor light only Kriechmayr (car number 7) was able to keep up with the Norwegian (+0.26).

It quickly became clear that wind also played a crucial role. Already in the upper, extremely flat sliding part, top riders like Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, Marco Odermatt and Dominik Paris tore up huge residues. While Odermatt sarcastically mocked the competition as a “great race”, Kilde nevertheless appeared in front of the camera with a smile. “If it’s not dangerous, then it’s fine,” said the five-time winner of the season when the race was still being run. “It’s outdoor sport.”

Otmar Striedinger was fifth, Daniel Hemetsberger tenth. The results will be cancelled. It was not the turn of the first 30 of the starting list, which were decisive for the evaluation. Kriechmayr, as Kilde’s first pursuer in the downhill World Cup, would have made up a lot of ground in second place, because Kilde was sixth when the race was stopped. With two more races to go, Kriechmayr is 156 points behind the Norwegian. Odermatt is finally out of the race with a deficit of 234 points.

“It’s part of the game,” said Kriechmayr. I also had better relationships than the two. If so, then you want to perform in a fair race. Hopefully we will have a good race tomorrow.” Another descent is planned for Saturday and a Super-G for Sunday.

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