The last regular speed week-end came to an end today at Kvitfjell (NOR), with the Super-G on the Olympiabakken course. Three experienced skiers took the spots on the podium, with Peter Fill earning the win, ahead of Hannes Reichelt and Erik Guay.
The Kvitfjell downhill could take place from the very top today and for the first time in 201 years, a Norwegian topped the podium as Kjetil Jansrud won, followed by Peter Fill (ITA) and Beat Feuz (SUI).
It was an historic day for Slovenia, as Bostjan Kline earned his first-ever World Cup win. The 26 year-old racer from Maribor had performances last year, with two second places, and he definitely was on the “one-to-watch” list.
A great speed weekend came to a closet in Kvitfjell (NOR), with the last regular Super-g before the Finals. Only four athletes earned a Super-G podium more than once this season (Svindal, Hirscher, Kilde, Weibrecht), so the outcome of today’s race was wide open, and the Cup standings very tight.
On Saturday, during the second training of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill in Kvitfjell, Guillermo Fayed (FRA) crashed in the lower part of the Olympiabakken course. He suffered a severe injury on his right knee, including a torn ACL and a bone avultion. Fayed is flying back to France on Monday and will undergo surgery as soon as possible.
Italian Dominik Paris claimed his second win of the season after the downhill of Chamonix and comes back only 4 points behind the leading duo Svindal/Fill in the Cup Standings..