Superman? Only a skier with a goal on the head. That was a fucking ride, laughing

When he braked at the finish, he knocked his wands in the snow and tried to pull the orange flap of his helmet, tangled in his glasses. It was not at all possible. After all, the piece of cloth had accompanied him for nearly three miles of a frozen convoy.

“It was a hell of a ride,” Innerhofer fired into the ARD cameras. “A trip to hell!”

The Santa Caterina congress, which replaced the Stelvio murderous hill in Bormio, was demanding in itself. Downhill slopes on concrete, high jumps and unpleasant field breaks. Skis often fly by air, three of the first six skiers on the start did not reach the finish line. Including, for example, Ondrej Banka.

Those who went down, deeply leaned on the billboards, or fallen asleep into the snow.And now imagine that at 140 kilometers of speed you race on this slope with a goal on the head that prevents the view.

“Unbelievable,” said the sovereign of Aksel Lund Svindal’s AP down this year. “I would never end this fourth with this style. That’s all ridiculous. “

Yes, indeed, Superman Innerhofer finished fourth. The race was long before the victorious Adrien Théaux defeated him. The winner’s grades were picked up by another Frenchman David Poisson at the end of a group of the best skiers.

About 0.07 seconds!

“Bode Miller is no longer racing with us, so he has to be another crazy skier,” joked Innerhofer. “It was really on the edge and quite dangerous. I did not see, and I pulled a pole and a banner behind me.I felt like I had a parachute. “

Even so, the 31-year-old Italian has humbled most of the slopes and Svindal, who dominated the previous three seasons of the new season. “It’s not my style of skiing. Only Innerhof can do that, “laughed Nor, who lost four tenths and finished seventh.

Innerhofer picked up the goal already at the top of the slopes. According to Mika Kertesz’s technical manager, the part of the goal, which is not firmly fixed, was released to prevent injuries to skiers. However, the battalion was unlucky in his glasses and then slowed Innerhofer. How much? This can not be estimated.

Théaux won with a giant lead of 1.22 seconds on Innerhoffer. The second Reichelt stayed back for 1.04 seconds.Innefer, however, points out that both training sessions have won with a great lead: “Make your own opinion.”

But the fourth place takes and recognizes: “I was lucky.” Out of the impact and subsequent ride “blindly” only with bruise on his arm and bloody scratch on his nose. More recently, he was injured and had a hard time returning to Sochi with two Olympic medals. “I feel like I’m starting a second career,” he says.

Innerhofer says he is not afraid of his experience. And as Superman says, “As you have seen today, nothing can stop me.”