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A perfect start in downhill training from a Swiss perspective

With glorious sunshine and the Swiss skier Beat Feuz topping the leader board in training, the host nation could not have asked for a better start in this Tuesday morning. But Feuz himself keeps calm.

As Beat Feuz crossed the finish line the atmosphere was electric – although the men’s downhill training had been brought forward this morning, many Swiss fans gathered around the finish area to support their athletes.

Feuz remains calm
However, as Feuz warned: "We need to keep our feet on the ground." For the first time in his ski career, the Emmentaler recorded the best time in downhill training. "The fastest time here is not incredibly meaningful - this is not the real race, for that you have to wait."

Less home advantage
"It was only the first training session and we Swiss certainly have a home advantage, having already been able to train here. Unfortunately, this advantage diminishes from day to day, as the other athletes familiarise themselves with the slope."

At 12.00 am Women Super G
The real excitement will begin at 12 noon, when the first medals are to be fought for in the women’s Super-G. Many Swiss flags will be waved and cowbells rung in support of Lara Gut’s challenge!

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