Weirather wins final SG race for globe, Jansrud collects his
A bright sunshine and warm temperatures attracted thousands of spectators for the second race day of the World Cup Finals in Aspen, where both Super-G races were held today. On the ladies side, Tina Weirather claimed both the race win and the globe, while Hannes Reichelt was the fastest of the day on the men’s side, and Kjetil Jansurd collected his third career globe.
Tina Weirather and Ilka Stuhec were the only candidates for the super-g season title, with the Slovenian having a 15 points lead over the athlete from Liechtenstein. With bib number 5, Weirather laid down a very solid run, one that no one after her would be able to beat. Even Stuhec, who topped two super-gs this season and earned the downhill globe yesterday, crossed the finish line +0.35 off the pace, to claim second place and offer the discipline season title to Weirather. The daughter of Hanni Wenzel and Harti Weirather can now complete the family collection and bring home her first career globe. Federica Brignone from Italy came in third, grabbing her second career podium in the discipline.
On the men’s side, it’s a good thing for Kjetil Jansrud that he secured the globe two weeks ago in Kvitfjell. His three wins at the beginning of the season and good performances allowed him to claim the 2016/17 super-g title. It’s the third career globe for Jansrud, and the sixth super-g globe in a row for Norway. Other athletes played the main roles in the race of the day, as Austria’s Hannes Reichelt was able to grab his 13th career win, ahead of yesterday’s winner Dominik Paris and the duo Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and Mauro Caviezel in third place.
The World Cup season is now over for the speed skiers, as tomorrow an Alpine Team Event will be held in Aspen, followed by the tech races on the week-end. Tune in at 10.30 MT / 17.30 CET on Friday to follow the exciting parallel event.