Local heroes David Trummer & Vali Höll win Downhill Gold medals | Crankworx Innsbruck 2020 Recap

Local heroes David Trummer & Vali Höll win Downhill Gold medals | Crankworx Innsbruck 2020 Recap

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Publiée le le 03 décembre 2020

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Austria couldn’t have asked for a better result in the final event of Crankworx Innsbruck 2020. The top of the pro podium was shared by two Austrians: David Trummer crossed the finish line fastest for the men with a 2:49.08, while Valentina 'Vali' Höll bested the pro women’s field with her 3:12.13. For Höll, this is her second win in the event, though 2018’s #1 came in the U19 category. Today marks the first elite DH podium she’s topped.
“First proper international big race,” said the 18-year-old, who’ll be 19 in December. “I’m pretty stoked.”
Charging over the final drop and across the finish line, her time pushed her into the hot seat. But with three heavy-hitters set to drop after her, including Tracey Hannah who’s won the event three times, the pressure was on. In the end, Hannah’s time was +0.951 behind the Austrian, placing her in second. Third went to French rider Morgane Charre, who adds to her gold medal from earlier in the week in the Dual Slalom. Following the Pro Women, a tight field of top men took to the track. Trummer’s speedy run pushed the USA’s Charlie Harrison out of the top spot but, like Höll, his hold on first place was far from guaranteed with Mick Hannah, Ed Masters, Laurie Greenland and Brook Macdonald still to go. But hold his time did, with the final four unable to catch him. “It’s perfect to win here,” said the 26-year-old, who placed 14th in this race in 2018. “Without the home crowd, but still at home. It’s the nicest place to win.” It was a feeling echoed by Höll, who said to race at home, and be back with her peers and supporter crew, is something special. Behind Trummer, Masters clocked a 2:50.73, Harrison would finish his day in third.

Downhill Results

1. David Trummer (AUT) - 2:48.081
2. Ed Masters (NZL) + 1.655
3. Charlie Harrison (USA) +1.870

1. Valentina Höll (AUT) - 3:12.139
2. Tracey Hannah (AUS) +0.951
3. Morgane Charre (FRA) +6.211

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