German skier pushes off bombshell triumph in classic Kitzbuhel downhill

( CNN) It is more feared and challenging downhill in the world, but outsider Thomas Dressen supported his mettle with a introduction World Cup triumph in the legendary Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbuhel.

The 24 -year-old German fastened merely the second largest podium finish of his vocation with a storming run down the notorious Streif course in front of the 45,000 -strong crowd intent on shifting the moderately Austrian used into a circu for this iconic weekend of ski racing.

The Kitzbuhel track is notoriously difficult with huge hops, such as the 80 -meter Mausefalle not long after the steep start segment, and fast, bumpy, technical areas such as the Steilhang.

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