Thursday, March 15, 2018

Vincent Kriechmayr Wins Last Super-G of the Season in Åre. Kjetil Jansrud Takes the Super-G Globe

Today's super-g at the World Cup Finals in Åre saw Vincent Kriechmayr win again, just one day after he took the downhill. The season's standings were already decided after the super-g race in Kvitfjell, where Kjetil Jansrud clinched the globe in front of his home crowd.
Due to the wind, the start of the super-g had to be lowered to the giant slalom start, but the race could be held in fair conditions. Vincent Kriechmayr had his breakthrough this season and could confirm his excellent shape in the two final races that he won, to bring his statistic to xx world cup wind, while he started the season with 0.
Christoph Innerhofer finished his season on a positive note with a second place in the super-g. Lots of very fast sections, lots of very fast training runs, but the Italian wasn't able to bring it down and claim that podium placement.
Two athletes were tied in third place: Aksel Lund Svindal and Thomas Dressen. The Norwegian took an impressive 77th career podium and the young German celebrates his first podium in the super-g.
While the first place of the season standings was fixed since Kjetil Jansrud’s win in the super-g in Kvitfjell, the other positions on the podium were still up to grab, with lots of potential contenders. With today’s win, Austria’s Vincent Kriechmayr was able to earn enough points to take the second spot on the podium. Aksel Lund Svindal rounds out the podium, he takes a season medal for the 21st in his career.

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