Odermatt missed the chance to be the first driver to win the Super-G from Beaver Creek for the third time in a row. As confident as he was when he won ahead of Mayer on Thursday, on Saturday the Swiss struggled with minor problems on the track, which this time was not so fast. Kilde was too strong, especially in the lower section of the route, but Odermatt didn’t hit the steep slope perfectly either.
Kilde, who tore a cruciate ligament during training in Hinterreit last year and fought back with great effort, was overjoyed in the ORF interview. “This sport is brutal, yesterday was a tough day, but today it was much better,” said Kilde. “Yesterday I said I would only take a few steps today, not so much risk. Then everything worked out, ”said the 29-year-old, who missed the start of the giant slalom in Sölden and was eliminated in the first Beaver Creek Super-G on Friday.
Mayer missed the podium
After second place the day before, Matthias Mayer had to settle for fourth place in the second Super-G in Beaver Creek.
Mayr, Kriechmayr on four and five
Mayer, downhill winner in Lake Louise a week ago, had, like Odermatt, already lost around seven tenths of a second in the upper part and thus too much on Kilde. The 31-year-old continuously lost time and ultimately swung down 0.92 seconds. Mayer was surprised. “Have a good trip, I attacked well. Now I have to analyze and see where I lost the time. Every day is different. For tomorrow’s downhill I have to question a few things in order to have the right speed, ”said the 31-year-old.
World champion Vincent Kriechmayr fell short of his expectations four years after his World Cup debut victory in the Beaver Creek Super-G. As fifth the day before, the 30-year-old had to be content with fifth place behind Mayer. “I lost time at the top, also with the Golden Eagle jump, then the pace is missing. You have to rework. More would have been possible upstairs, but downstairs I at least showed more commitment ”, said Austria’s athlete of the year. He was 95 hundredths of a second behind Kilde. Raphael Haaser finished eighth (+1.45).
Kilde’s compatriot Kjetil Jansrud caused a moment of shock, who had a hard fall in the middle section and had to receive medical care. The 36-year-old, who had announced his retirement at the end of the season after having a back problem, got back on his feet and crossed the finish line on skis without outside help. Also eliminated was the Tyrolean Romed Baumann, who started with number one under the German flag.
The Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud had a bad fall and had to be examined in the hospital.
The Styrian Daniel Danklmaier did not go as he wanted, who was 23rd, exactly two seconds behind. Carinthian Christian Walder came in 25th (2.08), just behind Walder, Stefan Babinsky came in 28th. Otmar Striedinger (42nd) and Max Franz did not score any World Cup points, who retired like the day before. On Saturday (7 p.m., live on ORF1), a descent is on the program in Beaver Creek.
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Alpine skiing: Kilde wins Beaver Creek Super G