Lara Gut-Behrami is back to her winning ways after a commanding performance in today’s Audi FIS World Cup super-G in Crans Montana.
Gut Behrami raced a flawless line on the bottom half of the course to earn the victory by nearly one second. Austrian Tamara Tippler continued to impress this season, earning her second, second-place finish 0.96 seconds behind. Italian Frederica Brignone rounded out the podium also earning her second super-G top-three finish of the season.
For Gut-Behrami, it was a mixed bag weekend. She finished a disappointing 16th place in the first downhill, only to rebound in yesterday’s second downhill to claim second place. Today she said she had some back pain making her status uncertain. But despite the pain, she was a clear winner. Crans Montana is clearly a venue that suits Gut-Behrami as today was her third victory and fourth podium in the last two seasons at the home nation resort.
The win also moved Gut-Behrami ahead of teammate Corinne Suter in the super-G season standings, although there is still much racing left in the year.
Before the World Championships in Cortina kick off at the start of February, the women’s tour still has two stops. First up is a giant slalom in Kronplatz, followed by a speed weekend in Garmisch Partenkirchen.