It had been 28 years since the last Super-G took place on the Lauberhorn and the Swiss superstar, Marco Odermatt, did not hesitate to claim the victory. Starting with bib 7, Odermatt sped down the course to claim the victory 0.23 seconds ahead of Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR). Kilde was chasing his fourth Super-G victory in a row, however, didn’t have the speed today to dethrone Odermatt.
Austrian, Matthias Mayer, who had finished in the top 5 in the first three races of the season seemed to be back on form today after placing 13th in Bormio before the new year. Today he put in a solid run to finish 0.58 seconds behind the leader.
Starting with bib 22, James Crawford (CAN), put in a terrific performance to claim his best Super-G result placing 5th with a 0.77-second deficit on the Swiss leader.
Tomorrow is the start of the classical downhill races on the Lauberhorn with racing starting at 12:30 CET.