Aleksander Aamodt Kilde Wins Second Super-G in Beaver Creek
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won today in the Birds of Prey racecourse the second Super-G held in Beaver Creek. Kilde returns to the top of the podium after missing most of the 2020-2021 World Cup season after suffering a knee injury in training in January 2021. After his comeback, it only took him three races to impressively find his way back to the winning path.
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde was the fastest on the course set by the French coach, claiming his seventh World Cup victory, four of them in the Super-G and three in the Downhill.
Kilde attacked as usual throughout the whole course and thanks to a flawless run, he was able to finish 0.03 ahead of yesterday's winner Swiss Marco Odermatt.
It's the third time Aleksander Aamodt Kilde finished on the podium in Beaver Creek in the Super-G. He was third in 2018, and second in 2019.
"This sport is brutal, yesterday was a tough day, but today it was much better. Yesterday I said I would only take a few steps today, not so much risk. Then everything worked out", said the 29-year-old, who missed the Opening Giant Slalom in Sölden and did not finish in the first Beaver Creek Super-G on Friday.
Marco Odermatt missed the chance to become the first skier to win the Super-G at Beaver Creek for the third time in a row.
American Travis Ganong rounded out the podium +0.37 behind Kilde. It is his fifth podium in the World Cup, the first one in Super-G.
Ganong started with bib 2, something that he believes has favored him. “I actually love going early because I can kind of turn my brain off. That’s more when I have these special runs … when I’m like more relaxed and just performing", Ganong said.