Kjetil Jansrud Claims Another Victory in Kitzbühel
Kjetil Jansrud (NOR). The Norwegian claims the opening Super-G in Kitzbühel, thanks to an aggressive run and tops the podium for the first time since November 2018. It's the 13th World Cup Super-G victory for Jansrud, as he continues to be the most successful active skier in this discipline. Jansrud claimed the second place in the last Super-G in Val Gardena, but this victory has a different taste and could turn around the season of the 34-year-old Norwegian. Jansrud also becomes the eight-man ever to claim a double in Kitzbühel (winning both the Downhill and Super- G) after his former victory in Downhill in 2015.
"Alpine skiing is a sport where it’s about the hundredths, and there are so many parameters within which you can win or lose", said Jansrud. "It’s a small little mistake in the gate and then you’re out. In some ways, you can lose confidence when you’re not performing the way you want over a certain period of time but you also know that this is a sport where you can slowly fight for the hundredths. For me, it’s trying to fight back to the harmony in my skiing. There’s been a little bit of struggle, but it’s never about the results, I’ll never be in the finish and be disappointed or angry that I’m not getting the victories that I am training for".
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) finishes in second place, 0.16 seconds behind his teammate. He is not alone on the second step of the podium, he shares it with local hero
Matthias Mayer (AUT) who clocks exactly the same time and scores his fifth podium in Kitzbühel. The Austrian had already won the Super-G on the Streif back in 2017.
Kilde confirms his outstanding consistency, having scored top 8 results in each of the last ten Super G races. The Norwegian has been skiing fast also in Giant Slalom this season and sits in second place in the overall standings, 20 points behind Henrik Kristoffersen.