BORMIO, Italy (Reuters) – Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde made it three World Cup super-G wins in a row with an imperious show in Bormio on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old gained a super-G and a downhill at Beaver Creek, Colorado firstly of December earlier than taking one other victory at Val Gardena two weeks in the past.
Kilde grew to become the primary man to win three successive super-Gs since December 2016 with a time of 1:27.95 in Bormio, nicely away from the chasing pack, with just a little over a month to go till the Beijing Winter Olympics begin on Feb. 4.
“My plan in the present day was to ski past the restrict,” Kilde advised Eurosport. “I wished to ski nicely, however the place I may push past the restrict, that is what I wished to do.
“I simply introduced good snowboarding in the present day, the place others possibly misplaced a bit. I simply hit the appropriate spots. Everything is feasible if I can ship like in the present day.”
Switzerland’s Marco Odermatt, general chief in the World Cup standings, regarded primed to earn his third super-G win this yr however errors late in his run to price him as he got here eighth.
Austrian Raphael Haaser secured a shock second spot, his first World Cup podium, 0.72 seconds behind Kilde, with his efficiency more likely to earn choice for the Winter Olympics.
Compatriot Vincent Kriechmayr made it eight World Cup super-G top-five finishes in a row by finishing the rostrum, 0.85 seconds off Kilde.
Kilde’s win in Bormio took him above Matthias Mayer into second place in the general World Cup standings, 276 factors behind chief Odermatt.
Home favorite Dominik Paris claimed a document sixth World Cup downhill victory at Bormio in his native Italy on Tuesday however couldn’t add a super-G win as he completed down in twenty fourth.
Racing continues on the Stelvio, which is able to host the entire males’s alpine ski races on the 2026 Winter Olympics, on Thursday in Bormio with one other super-G occasion.
(Reporting by Peter Hall; Editing by Ken Ferris)