It’s possible that Marcel Hirscher might prove a threat to the other Atomic legend, Hermann Maier (54 wins), before the start of the Winter Olympics. Especially if his hundredths of a second luck continues, just like on the Sljeme the 28 year old kept the competition from his Redster S9s at bay by 0.05 or 0.11 seconds. “Last winter it was the reverse. I never would have dreamed that these hundredths would come back to me.” Even though Marcel had treatment on his spine a few days before, he needed an unusually long time to get up to speed in the final. “On the top section it was awful, so I had to activate my attack mode,” which he managed splendidly. Christian Höflehner put it in a nutshell: “Marcel is simply phenomenal. Even if it’s close sometimes, in the end he still manages to win. I’m happy that we could support him in the challenging conditions on the second run with skis which develop a lot of thrust even on the flat”. In the end the World Cup leader (94 points in the lead) became the Snow Queen (sic!) for the fourth time.