First win and World Cup podium for the 31-year-old French skier. In a race full of surprises, Nils Allegre set the fastest time on the Kandahar slope in the first Super-G held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, beating Italian Guglielmo Bosca by 0.18 seconds. Bosca also achieved today his first podium in the Alpine Ski World Cup.
Loic Meillard finished in third place 0.25 seconds behind Allegre. It's his 15 podium in the World Cup, the second one in the Super-G.
Allegre's best results until today were two-fourth places in the Downhill in Val Gardena last December and in the Super-G in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2021.
"I felt really bad this morning, I had no power. But I saw Cyprien and I said to myself, 'Today it's not his day, it's mine, so let's push.' Normally I'm not thinking like this but I don't know why today I felt like this. Honestly, I had a very good feeling on the salty snow. I know my skis are one of the best in these conditions", Allegre said.
Until today, Guglielmo Bosca had earned only four World Cup Top-10 finishes, including a fifth place in Wengen in the Super-G this season as his best result.
"I think many of you don't know my story. Coming here, and scoring a podium, satisfies me so much, it's really what I was aiming for when I came back from injury, so it's like a fulfillment for me now. Lately, I'm skiing quite good, I was close to the podium in the last races, so I was confident that I could ski fast and keep myself in the front. But coming down and seeing the green light was actually amazing. I have already been seriously injured twice, but now my wish for a podium has finally come true", Bosca said.
Loic Meillard earned his first podium place this season and matched his best Super-G result of his career, a third place in Bormio in December 2022.
"That's really cool, the last few weeks haven't been that easy. It was a solid race, I definitely followed the plan that we had. Salted slopes are never easy, they always react a bit differently than you expect and it's hard to have a perfect feeling to push. It's a good start to build momentum", Meillard said.
At the end, the race offered an unusual winning picture with French Nils Allegre sharing the podium with Italian Guglielmo Bosca and Swiss Loic Meillard in second and third place.
Favorite Marco Odermatt finished 0.03 seconds off the podium in fourth, ending his streak of 12 consecutive Super-G World Cup podiums, the longest in Men's history shared with the ski racing legend Hermann Maier.