Aleksander Aamodt Kilde Wins Super-G in Val Gardena/Gröden
Defending overall champion Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won today’s World Cup Super-G achieving his first podium result of the season.
Once again the Norwegians confirm their tradition in Val Gardena placing two athletes on the podium of Friday's Super-G. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) was the fastest on the course set by the Austrian coach, claiming his fifth World Cup victory, the second in Val Gardena.
Kilde attacked as usual throughout the whole course and thanks to a flawless run, he was able to finish 0.12s ahead of Swiss Mauro Caviezel. Kilde could therefore celebrate his third Victory in Super-G, the second one in 2020.
“We know this course well. It’s technically demanding and we are all-round skiers, so this suits us (...) The speed is there so if it all fits, you win the race”, said Kilde.
"It’s nice to get my first win so soon this time. We can work a bit more relaxed now and hopefully some more wins will follow", Kilde added.
Mauro Caviezel (SUI) sneaked in between the two Norwegians and proved once again his incredible shape with this second place. Caviezel has finished in the top 5 in each of the last nine Super-G races and holds on tight to the red bib.
Kjetil Jansrud (NOR), who was very fast in the first two sections of the race, joined the Norwegian party, finishing third (+0.21s) and claiming a record seventh podium in the Italian venue. The Norwegian ace finished on the podium six times in the last seven races held on the legendary Saslong.