Posted by Salman Mitha
Posted in Alpine Skiing
Olympic Park, Munich – There’s nothing like starting off the new year doing what you love best. For Felix Neureuther, he will not only get to do that, but he’ll be able to do it where he was born.
The Audi FIS Ski World Cup will take place on New Year’s Day 2013 in Munich, where Neureuther was born. He is currently number five in the FIS World Cup standings after his second place finish at the last event in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy.
Sport Eagle TV Preview – Audi FIS Ski World Cup with Felix Neureuther
Neureuther has won twice before on the FIS tour, both in 2010, in Kitzbühel and Garmisch, where he currently lives and trains. The 28-year-old had his best season-ending ranking that year, finishing #5. The competition will be tough as always. Despite popular Bode Miller out with an injury, expect top-ranked Marcel Hirscher from Austria and US American Ted Ligety to come to Munich. On the ladies side, local favorite and Olympic Gold Medal winner Maria Höfl-Riesch and other top-ranked skiiers should attend.
The event last year was canceled due to warm weather and thus an environment that would not sustain any snow that could be produced by the event organizers. There’s hope that the cold weather and some natural snow can fall between now and the races.
If fans are worried that the event will start on New Year’s Day, there are no worries. The first race starts at 17:45 CET.
Tickets available at www.muenchenticket.de and special deals available before the event day.
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