What a way and what a venue to plan a comeback for Kjetil Jansrud (NOR). The Norwegian claims the opening Super G in Kitzbühel, thanks to a nearly perfect run and tops the podium for the first time since November 2018. It's the 13th World Cup Super G victory for Jansrud, as he continues to be the most successful active skier in this discipline.
Jansrud claimed a second place in the last Super G in Val Gardena, but this victory has a different taste and could turn around the season of the 34-year-old Norwegian. Jansrud also becomes the eight man ever to claim a double in Kitzbühel (winning both the Downhill and Super G) after his former victory in Downhill in 2015.
It's a special day for the attacking vickings from Norway, as Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) closes in second place, 0.16 seconds behind his teammate. He is not alone on the second step of the podium, he shares it with local hero Matthias Mayer (AUT) who clocks exactly the same time and scores his fifth podium in Kitzbühel. The Austrian had already won the Super G on the Streif back in 2017!
Kilde confirms his outstanding consistency, having scored top 8 results in each of the last ten Super G races.
The Norwegian has been skiing fast also in Giant Slalom this season and sits in second place in the overall standings, 20 points behind Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR).
A fvery successful first day came to an end in Kitzbühel and there is a lot of anticipation for the bigest event of the weekend, Saturday's Downhill on the Streif, starting at 11.30 CET. Who will be the champion this year?