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  • Writer's pictureRaúl Revuelta

Cyprien Sarrazin Dominates the Super-G in Wengen

Cyprien Sarrazin Dominates the Super-G in Wengen and took his second win of the season and his third overall in the World Cup by a respectable margin of 0.58 seconds over big favorite Marco Odermatt. The Norwegian Aleksander Kilde completed the podium one second behind.

The Frenchman celebrated his first victory in Super-G in his 13th participation in a World Cup race in this speed discipline.

"I stepped on the gas. I skied the way I imagined it and the way I like to do it. In some passages,. I certainly didn't push myself to the limit. I was at about 90 percent. I felt good today. It was a pretty good run", Sarrazin said.

"Sadly, today it is difficult to enjoy the victory (after what happens to Alexis Pinturault)", he added.

The second race on the Lauberhorn was overshadowed by a serious fall of Alexis Pinturault. According to the French Federation, Pinturault suffered a torn cruciate ligament in his left knee and will be out for the rest of the season.

With his second place in the Super-G on the Lauberhorn, the 26-year-old Swiss Ace has now equalized another record in the World Cup. He extended his podium streak in this discipline to 12 races, drawing level with Hermann Maier (AUT), who set this record between 2001 and 2004.

He is also the fourth man to win at least 12 World Cup Super-G World Cup races, after Hermann Maier (24), Aksel Lund Svindal (17), and Kjetil Jansrud (13).

Marco Odermatt has recorded 18 podium finishes, including 10 wins, in his last 21 participations in super-G races in the World Cup.

From top to bottom, he was the fastest and he deserves it. I saw him skiing and I already thought that would be very tough to beat", Odermatt said.

"It’s very long days. It was already the longest Super-G and tomorrow the longest Downhill on the World Cup tour. I hope the legs will be fresh enough to attack the whole race tomorrow", he added.

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde's third-place finish today means his sixth podium in nine races, but he is yet to win this season.

"I am probably not in good shape, but it is what it is. If tomorrow can be better than today, then it’s going to be OK", Kilde said.


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