Byggmark claims Kitzbuhel double
Those enjoying a Kitzbuhel ski holiday will have witnessed the 21-year-old do the slalom double, the first time he had won a World Cup event.
He finished with a combined time of one minute 44.20 seconds, edging just 0.03 seconds ahead of the runner-up and local, Mario Matt.
The Italian, Manfred Moelgg, finished third by the tiny margin of 0.02 seconds.
Byggmark, who is participating in his first full season of World Cup competition, was understandably jubilant.
"This victory is even more crazy and amazing than yesterday's," he commented. "I received so many phone calls yesterday evening I was really moved.
"I just wanted to get a good result but I never expected to win again."
Anyone on a Kitzbuhel ski holiday who was hoping to cheer American Bode Miller on to victory would have been disappointed though.
The 2005 overall champion suffered more slalom frustration as he failed to finish once again.
© Adfero Ltd
Date Posted: 09 Dec 2017
Some are calling this the best start to the ski season in 5 years, even 10 years! After regular snowfalls over the last 6 weeks, ski resorts across Europe have excellent snow coverage with many ski areas already open. Traditionally this weekend is our first departure for customers but due to the fan...
Date Posted: 29 Nov 2017
Snow hit the Alps last night as 3 day snowstorm started sweeping across ski resorts in Europe – predominately France, Austria and Switzerland. There has already been a fantastic start to the season with regular large dumps of snow throughout November which has led to some resorts opening early...
Date Posted: 15 Nov 2017
For one day only, today, Courchevel opened its slopes before the official opening on 9th December. Courchevel treated keen skiers and snowboarders for a free day of skiing. Two ski lifts were open – Les Verdons and Biollay from 9am to 4 pm with access to the Verdons, Biollay and Bellecote runs...