Cornelia Hütter Wins First Super-G in Zauchensee and gives Austria the first-season victory in the Women's Alpine Ski World Cup. She finished ahead of Kajsa Vickhoff Lie (+0.09) and Lara Gut-Behrami (+0.21). It was her fifth World Cup victory and the fourth in a Super-G.
Austrian women had not celebrated a World Cup victory since Hütter and Nina Ortlieb triumphed in the Kvitfjell Super-G events on March 3 and 5, 2023, respectively. Hütter also became the first Austrian woman to win a World Cup race on home snow in seven years and the first to do so in Super-G since the Renate Goetschl won in Reiteralm in 2006.
After today's win, Hütter is now leading the Super-G standings.
"I can find something to improve in every race, but I think it was close to perfect. I also had a lot of time between the gates to adjust my position forward, keep the momentum short, and look for acceleration. I think I managed that quite well today. It's nice to see the green lights in the finish and for sure when you're in Austria it's on the top", Hütter said.
Kajsa Vickhoff Lie, who finished also second in the Val d'Isère Super-G in December, is looking for her first victory in the discipline after winning her first World Cup Downhill in Kvitfjell last March.
"I'm getting closer and closer but it's OK to lose behind an Austrian in Austria, everyone is happy. I just really feel confident, especially now it's nice to get it confirmed that you know you can do it. I'm in a good place", Lie said.
Lara Gut-Behrami achieved today her 80th podium in the Alpine Ski World Cup.
"I'm happy to start the weekend on the podium. I'm not yet where I want to be. But I felt good and I am satisfied", Gut-Behrami said.