Beat Feuz flies to first ever gold at Kitzbuhel as Urs Kryenbuhl airlifted to hopsital after crash
The Swiss star soared to success after registering the fastest run on the course for 11 years. Two heavy crashes causing action to be put on hold for lengthy periods. Feuz's team-mate Urs Kryenbuhl looked the worst of the crashes and he had to be airlifted to hospital as a result of his high speed smash on the last jump of the course.
Beat Feuz of Switzerland walks away from the slope with the "Golden Chamois" winners trophy after winning the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Downhill Hahnenkamm Rennen at Streif, Kitzbuehel, Austria, January 22, 2021
The 33-year-old topped the standings after a wind-interrupted session in Austria, with two heavy crashes causing action to be put on hold for lengthy periods.
The worst of which looked to be for Feuz's team-mate Urs Kryenbuhl, who had to be airlifted to hospital as a result of his high speed smash on the last jump of the course.
Thirty competitors still took to the course in Kitzbuhel before the meet was brought to a halt, leaving Marco Odermatt frustrated wearing bib number 31, as he missed out on the chance to gain one crucial World Cup point.
But ultimately the day belonged to Feuz, who recorded one of the fastest times down the Streif, with home-favourite Matthias Mayer finishing 0.16s behind to keep it neck and neck at the top of the downhill standings as we reach the midway point of the season.
It is Mayer who still leads the way with four of the eight events of the season completed, with the Austrian sitting on 238 points, while Feuz sits just behind on 226.
'Awesome skiing'! - Beat Feuz puts together blistering Downhill win at Kitzbuhel
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde holds third despite being ruled out for the season with a knee ligament injury last week, with Dominik Paris - who claimed bronze at Kitzbuhel - climbing up to fourth spot overall with a score of 152 points.