Originally Posted by sjjohnston
Maier did win the GS at Bormio last year. Not a World Cup race, but still .... He has had a few other non-GS wins since his accident, most importantly an overall World Cup title and ten or so races - all SG and DH, but still ....
Sure, I was suprised to read that Hermann hadn't won a WC GS since '01. That's why I mentioned it. I'm certainly not trying to depreciate his accomplishments. He was fourth in GS last year (finishing second twice, third twice, and fourth once), 17th the year before (and 1st overall), so his GS is improving. Bormio was the World Championship, more important than any one WC GS, in case anyone missed that subtle reference in sjjohnston's post. 14 of Maier's 51 WC victories were in GS, incuding three at Soelden.