Back-To-Back Victory for Vincent Kriechmayr in Courchevel
Vincent Kriechmayr won the final Super-G of the season in Courchevel. The world champion won today's race 0.53 seconds ahead of the Swiss Overall World Cup winner Marco Odermatt.
Gino Caviezel finished in the third position, +0.75 seconds behind Kriechmayr.
Vincent Kriechmayr is the only man to have finished in the top-10 in each of the last 10 World Cup super-G events. The Austrian claimed three Super-G podiums this World Cup season, third places in Val Gardena and Bormio, and first place today in Courchevel.
Kriechmayr claimed two of his seven World Cup Super-G wins at the World Cup Finals, in Åre in 2018, and now in Courchevel 2022.
"I had to push myself to the limit again today. We also adjusted the equipment slightly and my service man did a great job (...) It's fantastic to end the season with two World Cup victories. One should not be ungrateful but of course, I expected a bit more from the season - crystal globe and an Olympic medal maybe but life is not a request concert. In some races I acted too cautious and with so many fast skiers 98 or 99 percent is just not enough. You have to risk everything to win and this is what I did in the last two days. Now is time to celebrate and say thanks to all the people supporting us", Kriechmayr said.
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde finished today off the podium in 4th place. Kilde already had secured the crystal globe in the Super-G in Kvitfjell. It's the second time he win the Super-G title, after winning it in the 2015-2016 season.
Kilde is the seventh skier to win the Super-G crystal globe more than once, and the third from Norway after Aksel Lund Svindal (5) and Kjetil Jansrud (3).
Kilde has won four World Cup Super-G wins this season, in Beaver Creek, Val Gardena, Bormio, and Kvitfjell. He joins the exclusive group of male skiers with more than three Super-G wins in a single season with Hermann Maier (4 in 1997-1998, 1998-1999, and 1999-2000) and Svindal (4 in 2012-2013).