Marco Odermatt Claims Super-G Double at Cortina
Marco Odermatt claimed his second Super-G victory of the weekend at Cortina and his fourth of the season with a full-gas and error-free performance on Sunday. It's his 19th World Cup victory.
He finished 0.76 seconds ahead of Dominik Paris. Daniel Hemetsberger rounded out the podium in third place 1.03 seconds behind Odermatt.
With 1386 points after today's win, he has extended his lead over Kilde (1073) in the overall standings to 313 points.
“For sure it was the perfect race for me again. It was difficult. I was very tight on the line twice, I guess, but that’s Super-G. Sometimes you take the gate, sometimes you just miss it. The confidence helps, and after yesterday the confidence was very big again. I know the knee is good. My set up fits perfectly for these conditions, and I really inspected the course clearly. I repeated it again and again. Then, I just tried to ski my plan", said Odermatt.
Starting with bib number 1, Dominik Paris of Italy finished second to the delight of the home crowd. He claimed his first podium finish of the season.
"It is a very positive day today. I have to realise what I did. I tried to put down my line, what I had in my mind, and I was skiing fairly OK. But I had no idea it was good enough. It’s a great boost ahead of the World Championships", said Paris.
Daniel Hemetsberger was third thanks to a solid run. It was his first Super-G podium.
“I'm satisfied, yesterday's failure was very bitter. My ride didn't feel particularly good today either, it was a wild ride. That's why I was quite surprised at the finish line, I didn't expect that. My form is okay, now I can look forward to the World Championships with the right motivation", said Hemetsberger.
Odermatt's rival Aleksander Aamodt Kilde failed to finish the race today in the Olympia Delle Tofane. That means Odermatt is now 148 points ahead of Kilde at the World Cup Super-G standings.
"It wasn’t my day. I made a mistake, like many others, maybe because I pushed too hard. It’s part of the game. I skied out, but luckily I’m unhurt, just a bit disappointed", said Kilde.