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

Austria "During the start of the season they haven't taken their chances," head coach Andreas Puelacher said. "Now the guys are starting to take more risks. It (visit) won't be long until we are back among the best." According to Puelacher, who took over from Mathias Berthold this season, it's all about minor issues. "If we avoid the small mistakes, then we'll see fireworks soon," the coach said, adding his racers have had good split times and been fast in parts of the races. Austria won two of the most appealing downhill races last season, with Mayer capturing Olympic gold in Sochi and Reichelt taking the classic Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbuehel. Less than a year on, the euphoria has vanished in a country where skiing link 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 go here now myself whether they really want to be fast?
More: http://www.westport-news.com/sports/article/Austria-off-to-worst-downhill-start-in-25-years-5977912.php

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