Kristoffersen takes second win as Ryding finishes second

It was a day of the two run times counting rather than relying on the first run as Henrik Kristoffersen won his second race in two days with Britain's Dave Ryding coming second ahead of Linus Strasser of Germany. The top five was rounded out by Lucas Braathen and Marco Schwarz.

Switzerland's Loic Meillard posted the fastest first run time half a second ahead of Johannes Strolz and Ramon Zenhausern with Spain's Jopaquim Salarich producing the surprise of the run in coming from bib 49 to finish in fourth just ahead of Alexis Pinturault. Kristoffersen was down in 8th with Ryding in 19th. Strasser was in 16th.

After seven races this season having produced seven different winners, this is the first time a racer has won a second race. For Kristoffersen, a change in serviceman has seen a turn around in his fortunes and two wins in two days. After the second run that saw him take the loosed from Ryding, he explained that the second run was for men not boys.

Kristoffersen lead with the top three from the first run still to go yet none of them were able to finish the course. The win for the Norwegian now sees him lead the overall standings by 49 points from Lucas Braathen. With just two races to go he could hold on to take a third career globe.

For Ryding the weekend has jot got better and better after just qualifying for the second run in the first race before battling down into 20th. From 19th after the first run, Ryding produced the third fastest time to take the lead from Braathen who had gone down five before him. Strasser dropped in 0.12 behind him and then it was a case of waiting for the remaining racers to challenge.

Ryding explained after the second run that he was not that confident going into the second run as his coach, Tristan Glasse Davies, had set the second run. This is not the first time that Glasse Davies has set but this is by far the most lucrative result from his setting for Ryding.

"He knows what I like and he set what I like so it was good teamwork in the end," Ryding explained.

Ryding admitted that there had been a lot of mental doubt after the race on Saturday so "to see the green light, I was so happy."

Thoughts of a podium he explained were not high but he did have hopes of a top ten. Ryding is a fighter and explained that when the chips are down he is right up there. He demonstrated this at Kitzbuehel and now in Garmisch.

This result lifts Ryding up to fourth in the overall standings, 94 points behind Kristoffersen and 16 behind Strasser in third, with two races to go.

Billy Major failed to finish the first run and Laurie Taylor finished in 39th.

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