Sweden wins alpine team event at home in Åre
The winner of the alpine team event at Åre World Cup Finals came down to the very last run as Andre Myhrer of Sweden bested Julien Lizeroux of France for the overall victory. Sweden matched its success in the event at last year's Finals when it beat out Germany. This year, Germany had to settle for third.
Sweden became the third country to win this event at consecutive World Cup Finals, after Austria won back-to-back in 2006-2007 and Switzerland won three in a row from 2014 to 2016. Sweden also joined Austria (2012 Schladming) and Switzerland (2016 St. Moritz, 2014 Lenzerheide) in winning this event on home snow at the World Cup Finals.
After finishing fourth in the event at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, France was out for revenge and succeeded in advancing to the big final on a strong team performance. The Swedes proved just a bit stronger, bolstered by the support of the crowd. Germany bested Austria in the small final to claim the last podium position in third.
Teams now look forward to this event next season at the 2019 Åre World Ski Championships. On Saturday, the men will race giant slalom and the ladies will race slalom.
Full results from this race are available here.