Lara Gut-Behrami (SUI) won her first super-G in nearly three years today at the Audi FIS women’s World Cup in St. Anton (AUT).
In the tightly-contested race, Gut-Behrami’s time of 1:17.82 was just enough to edge Italian Marta Bassino by 0.16 seconds. Coming in third was this season’s speed queen Corinne Suter (SUI) a mere 0.20 seconds behind.
For Gut-Behrami the return to winning form was a welcome turn of events after claiming her last victory super-G victory in February 2019 in Cortina, and earning her last World Cup victory last season in the Crans Montana downhill.
“I’ve been skiing cleanly and technically well for a while, but the last step always seemed to elude me,” said Gut-Behrami after the race. “But today I was able to find the missing piece and I’m happy to get the victory here in St. Anton.”
Bassino was left looking for her first super-G victory after falling just shy of the victory. The Italian has claimed three World Cup victories in the giant slalom, but has yet to find the top step in a World Cup speed event.
Meanwhile, Suter got back to her comfort zone on the podium. The Swiss speed star is in second place in the season downhill standings and now in third place in the season super-G standings. Suter has been one of the most consistent performers of the season landing on the podium in four of the five women’s speed races this season.
The speed women will have a chance to catch their breath the next few weeks, while the tech aces take center stage. Next up on the Audi FIS World Cup calendar is the famed Flachau slalom on Tuesday.