The second World Cup location Andorra turned out to be a good place for the Atomic athletes. Already in the individual race on Saturday, the 21-year-old Italian Davide Magnini reached the fourth place – at the same time the victory in the Espoir category – which was a very gratifying success. In the vertical race on Sunday, Austria’s Armin Höfl finished 5th, his best World Cup result so far. French Samuel Equy also met all the expectations with rank 2 in the category Espoir.
The young Italian could show his strengths in the individual race, even though he is not yet completely fit: „My legs were super strong, unfortunately, this did not match my overall condition. Every time I tried to push harder, there came a strong irritation of my throat and I had to give in.” Due to these problems, Magnini could not make use of his full abilities on Sunday in his favorite discipline vertical either. He had to content himself with rank 19, respectively the 4th place in the Espoir category.