On Sunday Hofmeister and Baumeister raced against the likes of Switzerland’s Jessica Seiser and Gian Casanova as well as Julie Zogg and Dario Caviezel, Canada’s Megan Farrell and Arnaud Gaudet, and finally the Austrian duo of Sabine Schoeffmann and Alexander Payer.
And the big final delivered exactly what everyone was hoping for – pure action from start to finish. Dropping in first, both Baumeister and Payer came with strong efforts and went head-to-head before the German rider stepped things up in the bottom part of the course, finishing men’s race with .37 second advantage over his rival.
That left all in hands of Hofmeister and Schoeffmann dropping in for the final matchup of 2021/22 World Cup season. And while Schoeffmann did everything to close the gap, it wasn’t enough to really challenge Hofmeister as the 2021/22 PGS and parallel overall World Cup champion would cross the finish line .09 seconds ahead of Schoeffmann, earning Baumeister and herself a well-deserved victory.
With Hofmeister and Baumeister on top, Schoeffmann and Payer had to settle for second place on the day, while Italy’s Elisa Laffont and Maurizio Bormolini rounded out the podium in third place, after edging out Canada’s Megan Farrell and Arnaud Gaudet in the small final.