Ferstl cheers in Val Gardena/Gröden
His teammate Matthias Mayer finishes the race in third place. The Germans have already proven in their last races that they can place in the front. At today's Super-G, 29-year-old Josef Ferstl clinched his first World Cup victory. His best World Cup result so far was a fifth place at the Super-G in Santa Caterina 2016. The last German Super-G victory is at least 26 years back.
Only 2/100 of a second behind Ferstl, the 2016 Val Gardena/Gröden downhill winner, Max Franz, placed second. His teammate Matthias Mayer finished the race in third place.
With bib number two Ferstl started into the race, which had to be interrupted shortly after eleven runners due to a fog bank. Ferstl clocked a time of 1:35.28 minutes at the finish. The onset of light snowfall made the track a bit slower. Due to the ever-denser fog, the race had to be interrupted again and after 38 runners it had to be terminated, as no weather improvement was in sight. The race is valid.
For the first time since 2012, there is no Norwegian victory in Val Gardena. The Super-Gs of recent years have either been dominated by Aksel Lund Svindal, who finished ninth today, or his team-mate Kjetil Jansrud, who nearly came to a standstill in today's race after a racing mistake, finishing in 35th place. Peter Fill finished as the best Italian in eighth place. Dominik Paris was unlucky with the visibility and landed with more than one and a half seconds behind in 21st place.
The complete list of results can be found here!