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Podium place for Hoffmann

Hoffmann (left) celebrates his first podium place alongside Eberharter and Trinkl Keystone

Young Swiss skiing talent Ambrosi Hoffmann has secured his first ever World Cup podium place after coming second in the last downhill race of the season.

The 24-year-old from Davos finished Wednesday’s race in Altenmarkt, Austria just 27 hundredths of a second slower than overall World Cup winner Stephan Eberharter.

Having celebrated only two top ten finishes before Wednesday’s downhill, the young Swiss was able to prevent the Austrians from dominating the podium by pushing Hannes Trinkl and Fritz Strobl into third and fourth place respectively.

“It’s really fantastic,” beamed Hoffmann after stepping down from the podium. “It’s just the right time to get a result like this as it will give me huge motivation for next season.”

After suffering a long series of disappointments in the downhill this year, the Swiss team are suddenly able to celebrate two podium places within five days.

On Saturday, Franco Cavegn won Switzerland’s first downhill podium spot of the season with a third place finish in Kvitfjell.

In Altenmarkt Cavegn could only manage the 11th fastest time of the day, leaving him in fourth place in the season’s overall downhill standings.


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