Felix Neureuther drove a week before the Ski world Cup in Åre, Sweden, in the Top Ten. At the Slalom world Cup in Schladming, the 34-Year-old finished in eighth place. In front of 45,000 spectators, last year’s winner Marcel Hirscher won the last Slalom before the world Championships. 1.21 seconds ahead of the Austrians had Pinturault on the Second Alexis.

In the first pass, Neureuther was still in twelfth place. After his second run, he was celebrated by the audience. “I enjoyed the Moment. After such difficult moments, and injuries so received, the gigantic. I had goose bumps before the finish,” said Neureuther the Bavarian radio.

Felix Neureuther

Earlier, it was reported by the “Kronen Zeitung”, Neureuther could end after the Winter of his career. “You will see. I’ll make my decision soon,” he said. Neureuther has missed because of injuries, among other things, the Olympic games 2018 in Pyeongchang. Most recently, he was operated on in November of last year, on the thumb.

Hirscher, the the 68. World Cup victory was celebrated, was not able to keep up Neureuther Schladming, despite a good second run. “I was, in the end, no chance,” he said. “The next races are the world Championships, since the clocks are back to Zero.

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