Historische Chance: Flückiger vor Krönung seiner Traumsaison

© keystone-sda.ch Flückiger vor Krönung seiner Traumsaison

Krönt Mathias Flückiger seine Traumsaison? Der Berner liefert seit Anfang Jahr im ganz grossen Stil ab. In jedem Mountainbike-Rennen über die Olympische Distanz stand er auf dem Podest. Er holte WM- und Olympia-Silber und zwei Siege im Weltcup. Er gewann zwei Short-Races und ist im Grossen und Ganzen über die Saison eine Klasse für sich.

Im Gesamtweltcup führt er mit 340 Punkten vor Ondrej Cink (Tsch) und 354 Zähler vor Victor Koretzky (Fr). Schon am Freitag kann er sich die Krone aufsetzen, wenn es in Snowshoe (USA) mit dem Short Race ins letzte Weltcup-Wochenende geht.

Es müsste schon alles gegen Flückiger laufen, damit er nicht spätestens nach dem grossen Finale am Sonntag jubeln kann. Ein Doppel-Sieg aus Short Race (125 Punkte) und Olympischer Distanz (250) könnte seinen Verfolgern maximal 375 Punkte bringen – doch dann müsste der 32-Jährige total abschiffen.

Drei Schweizer schafften es vor Flückiger

Die Chancen stehen also gut, dass Flückiger als vierter Schweizer den seit 1990 ausgetragenen Gesamtweltcup gewinnt. Vor ihm ist die Thomas Frischknecht (3 Siege), Christoph Sauser (2) und Nino Schurter (7) gelungen. (sme)

Mathias Flückiger im weissen Trikot des Gesamtweltcupführenden. Er steht kurz vor der Krönung einer Traum-Saison.

Mathias Flückiger im weissen Trikot des Gesamtweltcupführenden. Er steht kurz vor der Krönung einer Traum-Saison.

Fährt er in Snowshoe (USA) nur annähernd so gut wie die ganze Saison, ist ihm de Triumph nicht mehr zu nehmen.

Fährt er in Snowshoe (USA) nur annähernd so gut wie die ganze Saison, ist ihm de Triumph nicht mehr zu nehmen.

Im Weltcup feierte Schurter vier Siege über die Olympische Distanz und im Short Race.

Im Weltcup feierte Schurter vier Siege über die Olympische Distanz und im Short Race.

In jedem Rennen über die Olympische Distanz stand Flückiger diese Saison auf dem Podest.

In jedem Rennen über die Olympische Distanz stand Flückiger diese Saison auf dem Podest.

Kleiner Makel: In den wichtigsten Rennen reichte es Flückiger nicht zuoberst aufs Treppchen. An der WM musste er Nino Schurter den Vortritt lassen.

Kleiner Makel: In den wichtigsten Rennen reichte es Flückiger nicht zuoberst aufs Treppchen. An der WM musste er Nino Schurter den Vortritt lassen.

Bei Olympia fuhr er als Zweiter über die Ziellinie.

Bei Olympia fuhr er als Zweiter über die Ziellinie.

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