Friday, December 2, 2016
Kjetil Jansrud Wins First Super-G of the Season in Val d'Isère
Following the cancellation of the races in Beaver Creek, the French resort of Val d’Isère hosted the first speed event of the season .
Kjetil Jansrud wins the Val d'Isere super G held on the "O.K." course in Val d’Isère with a winning time of 1:21.66 seconds. Following Jansrud in second place was his countrymen, Aksel Lund Svindal (+ 0.17). Italy's Dominik Paris completed the podium, 0.41 seconds off.
Historical days work pretty well for Norways Kjetil Janrud. To mention only last year’s premières, he topped the newly introduced PGS in Alta Badia and the first downhill ever in Korea on the future Olympic course. In Val d’Isère, the Super-G and Downhill globe winner of 2015 proved once again that he is a serious contender, by mastering this first speed race of the season with the fastest time.
Already last season Aksel Lund Svindal impressed with an extraordinary come-back, and he is doing it again this year. Last season ended abruptly with a torn ACL in the downhill in Kitzbuehel, after he dominated the first half of the season, but the lack of training before this season didn’t seem to stop the extraordinary Norwegian.
In third, South Tyrolean Dominik Paris laid down a strong run and could grab third place. With now 16 podiums in the speed disciplines, Paris is happy to start the season in a good way, especially since last season he reached his top shape only later in the season.