Matthias Mayer: Victory in Lake Louise with new ski boots
This season Matthias Mayer is competing with a new model of boot. His trust in the new equipment has been rewarded. The 29-year-old Austrian won the Super-G in Lake Louise, following his fifth place in the Downhill the day before. More podium finishes for the HEAD World Cup Rebels were bagged by Beat Feuz in the Downhill and by Anna Swenn-Larsson in the Slalom in Killington.
For Matthias Mayer it was his third victory in a World Cup Super-G, following Saalbach in 2015 and Kitzbühel in 2017. "I caught a good line, especially from Coaches Corner onwards. It was pretty close to the limit, I wouldn't have managed much more than that," says the pleased Austrian at the finish. "Matthias Mayer changed over to a new model of ski boot during the summer. He prepared well and placed his trust in the new boot. This victory was exactly the confirmation he was looking for," says HEAD Racing Director Rainer Salzgeber.
Downhill World Cup Champion stays on course for success
The first Downhill this season in Lake Louise on Saturday saw Beat Feuz racing to his first podium place. Downhill World Cup Champion in 2019, he was again on top form with third place at this season's opening speed event in Lake Louise. Just 26 hundredths of a second were all that separated the Swiss athlete from first place.
Swenn-Larsson skis to the podium from ninth place
Anna Swenn-Larsson finished third in the women's Slalom on Sunday in Killington, USA. For the Swede it was her third podium finish in this discipline - following second place in Maribor in 2019 and third place in Aare in 2014.