Felix Neureuther waved to the audience and slipped then with a slightly hanging her head out of the target area of Zagreb – the joy of a solid result only later. Thanks to a renewed race to catch up to the Ski-veteran is racing in the Slalom in Croatia-in the Top Ten and has occupied before Christmas in Madonna di Campiglio, an eighth place. The victory of Marcel Hirscher of Austria Neureuther were missing on Sunday, with 1.2 seconds on the Podium. The face of a long injury break, he could handle that. “I need to make a small step to the world Cup and not try to rip everything at once,” he said.
The 34-Year-old had made two gross blunder in the first run and between rank 23 in a better position to destroy in the final, he was then still 15 places. He wants to be optimistic going into the upcoming world Cup classic in Adelboden, Wengen, Kitzbühel and Schladming. “I’m working to get security errors. That’s not me well, it was perfect, but a step in the right direction,“ he said in the ZDF.
This saw his national coach in a similar way. “With him I am quite satisfied,” said Mathias Berthold. “You can see that the safety is missing. But he is a full-route March.“ The other German Starters in Zagreb resulted in less pleasure: in addition to Neureuther Stefan Luitz made it to the final, in which he left. “So a threader is happening quickly. I feel comfortable driving in the Training of good times. But it’s hard to race,“ reported Luitz.
Neureuther, and to get the Routine in competitions. Up to the world Cup in February in Sweden, the races every weekend, the time for Training is scarce. “I need to be more stable,” said the Partenkirchener, had failed due to a cruciate ligament tear, a thumb injury and most recently a concussion for a long time. “The matter of course, which has rewarded me, got away with the injuries a little bit,” he said.
The victory went to Hirscher, Alexis Pinturault from France (+0.60 seconds) and his team-mate Manuel Feller (+0,62) on the places referred to. The world Cup leader benefited from the failure of his countryman, Marco Black, who was fastest in the first run-in Finish to the finish. Hirscher has won ten of the most recent twelve slalom, and a total of 64 world Cup Victories.