eighth place by Lara gut-Behrami. Double-ranks 9 out of Michelle Gisin and Gino Caviezel. No, the season opener in Sölden, was from a Swiss point of view, anything other than huge. “Lara and Michelle must be satisfied. But for men, I would have hoped for more,” said Urs Lehmann.

especially the loss of Loic Meillards, and the blunders of Marco or Matt, the playful a possible podium, pain the Swiss Ski President. “We have in the giant slalom Team men everything it needs. But we must seize the opportunities.” Lehmann speaks of a good location-determination of the potential but not quite got to retrieve. “Because of bad luck, but also due to inability. So honestly, we need to be.”

The Aargauer has thrown this Winter a special eye on the Nations ranking. This is for 30 years, firmly in Austrian hands. Now, however, our neighboring country, the absence of the points from Marcel Hirscher.

frustration with the Austrians

The retired Ski-Dominator scheffelte in the last three seasons, more than 1500 meter – for themselves, but also for his country. “It has not escaped us, of course,” said Lehmann. Switzerland has established itself recently as the second-biggest Ski-Nation, but they wanted more. “I will be honest: We want to be number 1. This is in our heads.”

Still, it needs a lot of work. The French in particular started off in Sölden with a victory (Pinturault) and two podiums (Faivre and Worley) well. In the case of the Austrians, by contrast, Katzenjammer prevails – especially among the men. As Manuel Feller was 12. still the Best. A historic rout, they were never in Sölden weaker. “And now all the talk about Hirscher,” said Feller frustrated.