Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany) – Austria’s Vincent Kriechmayr edged teammate Matthias Mayer by 0.17 seconds and Marco Odermatt (SUI) by 0.49 seconds to pick up his second-straight Super-G win of the season.
In the last World Cup race before the start of the World Championships in Cortina, the influence of sunlight on the course created conditions that would prove to be favorable to the race’s early starters. Odermatt, Mayer, and Kriechmayr kicked-out of the gate in the 1st, 3rd, and 5th start positions (respectively), with each finding a spot on the podium.
The Kriechmayr-Mayer-Odermatt trio is now sparring for the season’s overall Super-G Cup with the departure of Mauro Caviezel (SUI) and Aleksander Aamodt-Kilde (NOR) who have been sidelined by season-ending injuries. Kriechmayr leads the group with 341 points.
In Friday’s Downhill action, Italy’s Dominik Paris scored his first season victory and comeback win since suffering a season-ending ruptured ACL on a training run in January 2020. With the win, the 31-year-old veteran chalks up his 15th downhill victory and 19th career overall victory in World Cup action stemming the drought Paris had experienced since his last World Cup win in Bormio in December 2019. Switzerland’s Beat Feuz and Austrian Matthias Mayer rounded out the podium behind Paris by 0.37 seconds and 0.40 seconds, respectively. Feuz leads the group in the pursuit of the Downhill Cup with 406 points.
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