Quotes after the Giant Slalom on Saturday
Anna Fenninger, Austria, winner: "It was an advantage to be one of the first to start today. I'm surprised, that I was still that good in the second run. The conditions weren't good, it was raining, but the people here did an excellent job just like last year. Looking back at this season so far, I think I've been doing pretty good. It's always been my goal to be able to be the winner in all disciplines that I start in. I've already achieved this in the Giant Slalom, I'm doing good in the Super G as well, and there is still some work to do in the Downhill discipline. My strategy is to save my energy wherever I can, and go full throttle when it really matters."
Tina Maze, Slovenia, 2nd place: "Of course, I'm very satisfied with the race today. The slope was great, the atmosphere fantastic. I gave my best. Today was not a bib race, not with a good slope like this one. In the second run, I made a minor mistake in upper section. It took too much energy for me to still place at the top. As the Slalom tomorrow is also an important race for me, Iâ€™m going to leave straight for the slalom training now."
Viktoria Rebensburg, 3rd place: "It would be fine by me if all World Cup races took place in Ofterschwang. The course just suits me and I feel quite comfortable here. I was determined to start here with a laid-back mindset, and that's what I did. Sure, I did show that I'm a fighter. I wanted to prove to myself and to my fans that I can do better than in Garmisch recently.The first run had a lot of rolls and was rather unusual for a Giant Slalom. You needed to find the optimal line in order not to lose your speed. The second run was quite twisting and a lot better for me to ski. As I saw the "One" lighting up down there, needless to say, I was satisfied. Naturally, this is something particularly special when you ski a race at home. Honestly, I'm going to be happy when everything is over next week. The season was long and there were a lot of lessons to be learned, especially after we had to change the material."
Veronique Hronek, 10th place: "I put together my best Giant Slalom result in a World Cup so far and I'm perfectly satisfied. I tried to keep up in the second run too and managed to do that. After the ups and downs at the beginning of the season, I must say I'm really happy now. I'm looking forward to the end of the season - I'm starting to notice that I'm getting tired. But we'll get the last races done too."
Simona Hösl, 27th place: "After Courchevel, this is the second time I've been able to snatch some World Cup points. I'm still not entirely satisfied about my second run, I should have pushed myself even further. The atmosphere here is fantastic and the slope held really nicely, although it was admittedly a little more difficult in the second run, after so many racers had gone down."
Maria-Höfl-Riesch, 16th place: "I did rather well in the first run, although I also made a few minor mistakes. In the second run, however, I didn't get along at all. This run today was one you'd rather forget as quickly as possible."