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Kilde leaves everyone in the dust in the super-G

18.12.2020

The winner of the super-G of Val Gardena/Gröden hails once again from Norway: Aleksander Aamodt Kilde was unbeatable on Friday in fantastic skiing conditions triumphing for the second time on the venerable Saslong.

Kilde clocked the winning time of 1:26.29 minutes in the empty finish stadium of St. Cristina and snatched his first super-G victory at the foot of the Sassolungo/Langkofel mountain. The 28-year-old Scandinavian had already been unbeatable in Val Gardena/Gröden in 2018 - back then Kilde climbed to the top of the podium in the downhill. Overall, the success of the winner of the overall World Cup 2019/20 was already the ninth Norwegian Super-G victory on the Saslong.

Just behind Kilde, the leader of the World Cup discipline, Mauro Caviezel from Switzerland, finished in second place. The Swiss skier lost twelve hundredths of a second to the day's winner and thus placed in the top three in the super-G for the fourth time in a row. Third place went to Kjetil Jansrud, another racer from the strong Norwegian team. The proven Val Gardena/Gröden specialist thus brought home his tenth podium finish on the Saslong, the sixth in the super-G.

Italy's speed aces have a hard time

While Austria's Matthias Mayer and Germany's Andreas Sander completed the top five, Italy's speed specialists missed out on a top spot. Dominik Paris finished twelfth in his 200th World Cup start and was thus the best "Azzurro". In addition to the powerhouse from Ulten, two other Italians finished scoring World Cup points: Emanuele Buzzi finished the super-G in 24th place, Christof Innerhofer from Gais finished in 26th place one day after his 36th birthday.

There were no points for the remaining two South Tyrolean starters Riccardo Tonetti (Bolzano) and Florian Schieder (Castelrotto). Tonetti was eliminated after a skiing mistake, Schieder had to make do with 50th place. Best US skier is Ryan Cochran-Siegle with an 8th place followed by Jared Goldberg in 23rd, Travis Ganong in 25th and Bryce Bennett in 33rd place.

The complete result list of the super-G is available here.