Marco Odermatt wins the last Men's race of 2023 with another outstanding performance. The 26-year-old Swiss outclassed the competition in the Super-G in the Stelvio and won with a lead of 0.98 seconds over Raphael Haaser. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde finished third +1.31 seconds behind.
Odermatt has recorded 17 podium finishes in his last 20 participations in Super-G races in the World Cup.
Marco Odermatt (10), Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (6), and Vincent Kriechmayr (4) have won all Super-G World Cup events in 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Odermatt is the first skier to win twice in the Bormio Super-G. Until today, seven different skiers have won the seven events of the Super-G alpine skiing World Cup in Stelvio: Richard Kröll, Hermann Maier, Hannes Reichelt, Dominik Paris, Ryan Chochran-Siegle, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, and Marco Odermatt.
The winner of the Super-G Crystal Globe in the 2022-2023 winter season finished on the podium in all the Super-G events in 2023, achieving 5 wins (Cortina d'Ampezzo twice, Aspen, Soldeu, and Bormio), and 2 third places (Wengen, and Val Gardena-Gröden).
Odermatt now holds the record for the most Super-G wins in the World Cup for a Swiss skier with 11, surpassing Pirmin Zurbriggen's previous record of 10.
"It was almost perfect, but I had a good run here also last year. On the most difficult slopes, you need the most self-confidence, but you can't overdo it. A day like yesterday takes up a lot of energy, but you always have to stay fully focused", Odermatt said.
It is the second podium in the World Cup for Raphael Haaser. The previous one also achieved it in a Super-G in Bormio in 2021 when he finished in second place behind Kilde.
"Odermatt started a new era, that was a very strong performance, hats off. I really like the Stelvio. It suits me very well when it is restless and icy", Haaser said.
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde returned to the podium in Super-G after achieving his second-worst result in the Super-G World Cup in Val Gardena two weeks ago (37th), with his previous worst result being 53rd in Kitzbühel almost 10 years ago. on January 26, 2014. It's his 23rd podium in Super-G in the Alpine Ski World Cup.
"I wasn't fully on the ski and then I felt that I was lacking a bit of speed. But it was a lot better than yesterday. I probably have to push myself a little more, but a podium is of course good", Kilde said.