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Austria Off To Worst Downhill Start In 25 Years - Westport News

Austria[read] on his way to take third place in an alpine ski, men's World Cup Super-G in Val Gardena, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Photo: Marco Trovati, AP / AP' /> Less than a year on, the euphoria has vanished in a country where skiing is indeed serious business. Former racers and other experts have been publicly discussing the plight of the downhill team. "Some of them are coming down very passively, they just stick to the racing line they saw during course inspection and forget to let their skis go," two-time overall champion Eberharter said. "If I see them, I ask myself whether they really want to be fast? Do they really want to win?" Walchhofer, once Eberharter's teammate and now vice president of the Austrian ski federation, is the last Austrian to win the world downhill http://michaeltjuu.jigsy.com title, in 2003. He also points to a "mentality issue." "It has nothing to do with training deficits," he said. "Either you manage to overcome the challenge or you don't." The remarks didn't sit well with the team. Klaus Kroell called the comments "unnecessary," and Reichelt added that "help from the likes of Walchhofer and Eberharter is always welcome, but they have my phone number. I'd rather see they call me than criticize us in some newspapers." Reichelt, at least, won a speed race this season the visit our website super-G in Beaver Creek.
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