Patrick von Känel (SUI2), who is in the chasing group hunting down the leader, is flying towards Mayerhofen from a fairly high point of around 1800m. This means he can glide far, but it may not be enough to cross the vally and fly on at the other side. Also, it is really early in the day, so there will not be many thermals to get up high. Alternatively, he might decide to land high up on the mountain and wait for better conditions. Making the right decision here can mean getting a strong lead or still behing behind the leaders later in the day.