On January 20 to 22 at the 83rd Hahnenkamm event in Kitzbühel, the spotlight will be on one HEAD Worldcup Rebel in particular: Beat Feuz is ending his unique World Cup career after 16 years. The Swiss athlete, winner on the Streif run in both of the past two years, is one of many HEAD athletes who made skiing history on this legendary course.
"Kitzbühel is a very special race. The Mousetrap, Steilhang steep section and the Hausberg Edge jump into the finish, make this a classic for true Downhill racers," says HEAD Racing Director Rainer Salzgeber. Two Downhill races on the Streif are planned this year on January 20 and 21. The race weekend in Kitzbühel will be concluded on January 22 with the Slalom event on the Ganslern run.
Awesome Kitzbühel weekend in 2021
Kitzbühel has seen many highlights for HEAD over the past decades. "I think back to the success of Didier Cuche. Then there was Aksel Lund Svindal's unfortunate accident. He had good chances in the World Cup at that time," Salzgeber recalls. In the past two years, it was Beat Feuz who dominated the action. 2021 was a very special year in this respect. The HEAD Worldcup Rebels won all three races on the Streif run. In a spectacular Downhill race on the Friday, HEAD celebrated a double victory with Beat Feuz and Matthias Mayer. For Feuz it was his first victory in a Hahnenkamm Downhill in his career following four finishes in second place. That result was topped in the second Downhill race on Sunday with triple success by Beat Feuz, Johan Clarey and Matthias Mayer. And then it was Vincent Kriechmayr winning the Super-G on Monday who rounded off an awesome HEAD weekend in Kitzbühel.