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Beaver Creek Alpine Ski World Cup Super-G Preview

Updated: Dec 3, 2023

Marco Odermatt. Birds of Prey, Beaver Creek
Marco Odermatt. Beaver Creek. Picture: Erich Spiess. Red Bull Content Pool

Hannes Reichelt is the most awarded skier in the Super-G in Beaver Creek. He won in the Birds of Prey in 2005, 2007, and 2014. He also finished in third place in 2012, 2013, and 2017.

US team skiers have yet to claim a Super-G victory on the World Cup United States venues. All previous 30 men's World Cup Super-G races held in United States have been won by European skiers. Ryan Cochran-Siegle is the last skier of the U.S. Team to win a Super-G event at the World Cup. He won in Bormio on December 29, 2020.

Marco Odermatt claimed two of his ten World Cup Super-G wins in Beaver Creek (2019-2020, and 2021-2022). He can equal Hannes Reichelt (3) for most Men's World Cup super-G wins in Beaver Creek.

Marco Odermatt won the Super-G Crystal Globe in the 2022-2023 winter season. Odermatt won the last speed race of the season at the Finals in Soldeu El Tarter. It was his 23rd World Cup victory.

Marco Odermatt was the absolute dominator of the discipline. He won six of the eight Men's World Cup Super-G races this season and finished on the podium in the other two, second in Beaver Creek, and third in Wengen. Odermatt has recorded 15 podium finishes in his last 18 participations in super-G races in the World Cup.

The 26-year-old Swiss Ace has equaled the Men's record for most successive World Cup victories in the Super-G: four by Hermann Maier in the 1997-1998 and 1998-1999 seasons, and by Aksel Lund Svindal from December 2012 to December 2013.

He is also the fifth man to win at least 10 World Cup Super-G World Cup races, after Hermann Maier (24), Aksel Lund Svindal (17), Kjetil Jansrud (13), and Pirmin Zurbriggen (10).

In his last three participations on the Super-G in Beaver Creek, Odermatt won two times (2019 and 2021), and finished second in 2022 and in 2021 in the second Super-G held in the US ski resort last year.

On December 3, 2022, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won the first Super-G of the season in Beaver Creek. The Norwegian skied very aggressively mastering the key passages on the technically demanding first sections and managed to be the fastest man on the lower part of the Birds of Prey racecourse. He finished 0.20 seconds ahead of Marco Odermatt and 0.30 seconds ahead of Alexis Pinturault.

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won the Super-G Crystal Globe in the 2015-2016, and 2021-2022 seasons. Kilde is the seventh skier to has won the Super-G crystal globe more than once, and the third from Norway after Aksel Lund Svindal (5) and Kjetil Jansrud (3).

Kilde was the only man besides Marco Odermatt to win a World Cup Super-G event last season. He won in Beaver Creek and in Wengen.

The 31-year-old has won nine World Cup Super-G events in the Alpine Ski World Cup.

Kilde's finished in third (2018), second (2019) and first place (2021 and 2022) in three of the last four World Cup Super-G races held in Beaver Creek.

Vincent Kriechmayr has won seven World Cup Super-G events, secondmost among Austrian men, behind Hermann Maier (24). Last season he only finished on the podium in the Super-G once, in Bormio on December 29.

Kriechmayr claimed his first ever World Cup win in the Super-G in Beaver Creek on December 1, 2017, his only super-G podium finish at this venue.

Odermatt (9), Kilde (6) and Vincent Kriechmayr (3) have won each of the last 18 Men's Super-G World Cup events since Ryan Cochran-Siegle won in Bormio on December 29, 2020.

James Crawford became world champion in the Men's Super-G at the 47th Alpine World Ski Championships in Courchevel on February 9, ahead of Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (silver), and Alexis Pinturault (bronze).

Alexis Pinturault finished in third place in the Super-G at the 47th Alpine World Ski Championships in Courchevel. The Frenchman had already won bronze in the Super-G at the World Championships in Cortina 2021. Last season he finished third in the Super-G n Beaver Creek. He also reached the podium in the Super-G in 2014 (3).

Alexis Pinturault's only World Cup Super-G victory was a win at the World Cup Finals in Lenzerheide in March 2014.

Update 03.12.2023

The Super-G race has been canceled due to strong wind. Unfortunately, all three races at Beaver Creek were canceled due to adverse weather conditions.


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