Alpine Skiing

Vincent Kriechmayr takes stunning first Super G win of season in Kitzbühel

Austrian leads discipline's standings after winning World Cup event on the Streif course in Austria, ahead of Marco Odermatt and Matthias Mayer.

By James Pratt ·

Austria's Vincent Kriechmayr raced to his first Super G Alpine Ski FIS World Cup win of the 2020/2021 season on Monday (25th January), with a blistering run in Kitzbühel.

The world silver medallist clocked a time of 1:12.58 on home snow, which was also enough to move him top of the super giant slalom season standings after a second place in Bormio back in December.

"Today I made a really good race, I'm really proud about my skiing," 29-year-old Kriechmayr told FIS.

"Last year I missed the globe for three points, now I just want to ski my [own] way."

Kriechmayr beat Marco Odermatt of Switzerland into second place on the Hahnenkamm Hill.

The 23-year-old Swiss skier, a relative newcomer to the speed discipline, finished 0.12 seconds behind the winner, for his fourth podium of the season.

Olympic champion Matthias Mayer, the last Austrian to win a Super-G in Kitzbuehel in 2017, was third (+0.55 seconds).

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Overall World Cup leader Alexis Pinturault finished 12th on the Streif. The three-time Winter Olympic medallist now holds a nearly 200-point margin over Odermatt.

Switzerland's Beat Feuz, who won the two downhill races over the weekend, failed to finish the race, along with pre-race favourite Kjetil Jansrud from Norway.

Reigning super-G world champ Dominik Paris of Italy struggled to find his form and finished over 2 seconds off the pace.

On a weekend peppered with crashes, Nils Allegre added his name to the list. The Frenchman was able to walk away despite flying through two sets of safety netting at one of the fastest courses of the world cup season.

Ryan Cochran-Siegle of the United States didn't compete in this rescheduled race after his high-speed crash in the downhill on Friday. The American will be out for a few weeks and his participation in next month's world championships is in doubt.

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