Dominik Paris from Italy wins his home race in Bormio

As the best German downhill skier, Dominik Schwaiger only just missed the podium. The live ticker for reading

ominik Paris from Italy wins his home race in Bormio. As the best German downhill skier
ominik Paris from Italy wins his home race in Bormio. As the best German downhill skier

Dominik Schwaiger caused a big surprise at the spectacular World Cup downhill run in Bormio, Italy. The 30-year-old daredevil from Königssee raced to a remarkable fifth place on the challenging Pista Stelvio, on which he had suffered a serious fall four years earlier. With the best result of his career, he also secured the ticket for the Olympics as the fifth German downhill skier.

"I just got a great run," said Schwaiger on ARD. On the notorious route in the shadow of the Stilfserjoch he was 1.10 seconds behind Dominik Paris, who was once again in a class of his own in Bormio. The 32-year-old South Tyrolean powerhouse achieved the seventh World Cup victory on the Stelvio, the sixth in the supreme alpine discipline. No skier has won six downhill races in one place.

Paris, which celebrated its 20th victory in the World Cup, was 0.24 seconds ahead of Marco Odermatt from Switzerland, who started immediately before him. His team-mate Niels Hintermann moved up to third place, a little surprisingly 0.80 seconds behind the winner.

Schwaiger outshone the otherwise rather weak German performance. Fastest of his colleagues was Josef Ferstl in 16th place. Romed Baumann, World Cup second in Super-G, and Andreas Sander, World Cup second in downhill, finished 22nd and 28th. Simon Jocher was eliminated. However, all five are qualified for the Olympics, so there will be an elimination on site.

Alpine skiing: Men's descent in Bormio - final score

Alpine skiing: Dominik Paris wins the men's downhill in Bormio - live ticker for reading

Goodbye !: That's it from Bormio with today's departure! The Super G will follow tomorrow, Wednesday, of course. We will of course be there again live. Until then!

Schwaiger achieves Olympic qualification !: Dominik Schwaiger's jubilation was great when the five lights up at the finish. The German held this place and thus creates the Olympic norm. Josef Ferstl ends up on number 16 after an unnecessary mistake, Romed Baumann turns 22.

Hemetsberger with a strong performance !: Not many expected that the best Austrian today would be Daniel Hemetsberger. Hemetsberger takes a great fourth place, while Daniel Danklmaier on the ninth and Vincent Kriechmayr (7th place) also landed in the top ten. Mayer and Striedinger in positions 12 and 13 complete a good team result.

Double podium !: While fellow favorite Beat Feuz failed in the middle section, his teammates are doing a really good job. With Niels Hintermann in third place and Marco Odermatt in second place, the Swiss have two drivers on the podium. Gilles Roulin on 19 becomes the third best Swiss. Urs Kryenbühl was also out.