At Engelberg; Killian Peier missed the podium to finish fourth twice before Christmas. However; his coach Ronny Hornschuh is convinced: “The podium will fall in the next few days. It is very close“So it would be the first place for a Swiss in the Tour’s top 3 since January 2015; when Simon Ammann was second in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and third in Innsbruck.

But the Romand based in Einsiedeln is not under pressure: “I start from scratch after every weekend and I want to face the next challenge as well as possible“; he says.

With Simi and Deschwanden

In addition to Peier; Switzerland will have two other jumpers present: Gregor Deschwanden and Ammann. Your first objective will be to find the classification in the duels to advance to the second round.

Ammann still lacks a place in the top 20 in order to secure a seventh appearance in the Olympics. His best result of the winter is currently 23rd. For his part; young Dominik Peter (20) will be absent after injuring his knee last Tuesday in training in Oberstdorf.

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