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All-rounder Marco Odermatt Wins Wengen Super-G

Marco Odermatt continues his streaking winning run with a clear victory in the Super-G today in Wengen. Five days after days after his triumph in the Giant Slalom in Adelboden, Marco Odermatt outclassed the competition and brought the Swiss ski fans another home win.

Odermatt, the leader in the overall World Cup standings, has won six World Cup events this season, including two Super-G races (Beaver Creek and Wengen. His nine World Cup podiums this season put him in a league of his own.

The 24-year-old ski Ace is the fourth Swiss man to achieve at least six World Cup wins in a single season, after Pirmin Zurbriggen (11 in 1986-1987, 6 in 1984-1985, 6 in 1989-1990), Paul Accola (7 in 1991-1992) and Carlo Janka (6 in 2009-2010).

Today's race was the second World Cup Super-G on the Lauberhorn in 28 years. The event was originally due to take place in Lake Louise in November. The only Super-G to date in Wengen was won by Marc Girardelli for Luxembourg in 1994.

It's unbelievable that this is the sixth win of the season today. Last weekend it was a completely different starting point with the pressure. The emotional significance was greater in Adelboden, but that doesn't make the victory any less important today. Today was something completely different, nice that it turned out so well again today. Especially with such a Super-G you just need the basic speed from top to bottom and you have to hit certain passages well and take the speed with you. I managed that very well today”, said Odermatt.

Marco Odermatt now holds a lead of 396 points in the Men's overall standings ahead of Kilde and 430 over Mayer.

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde finished in second place +0.23 seconds behind Odermatt. The 29-year-old Viking is leading the Super-G standings. He has claimed five podiums and four World Cup wins this season, three in the Super-G and one in the Downhill. Only Marco Odermatt (4) has won as many World Cup events among men this season.

"I am happy. Marco is incredible. It's huge. A really cool guy, I have a lot of respect for him. It's unbelievable what he's doing and He is still so young”, said Kilde.

Matthias Mayer rounded out the podium +0.58 back. It's his 20th podium in the Super-G. He made it onto the podium for the third time this season in the Super-G after his second place in Beaver Creek and Val Gardena.


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