In the first race of the Speed Triple in Switzerland, -a Super-G under heavy fog and poor visibility-, Sofia Goggia outclassed her competitors by almost a second or more. Goggia was characteristically aggressive and risky, and the style paid off massively. She bested Austrian Cornelia Hütter by +0.95 seconds. Laura Gut-Behrami complete the podium (+1.02).
It was her first Super-G victory in almost two years. The last time she was on the top of the podium was in Val d'Isère on December 19, 2021. The 31-year-old speed specialist celebrated her 23rd World Cup victory, her sixth in Super-G.
"I'm a bit surprised that I finished a second ahead. Coming down with the first bibs in St. Moritz is never easy and you don't have a lot of references. I was at my limit because visibility was difficult. My line was sometimes wide. But I hit the important spots well and that made me quick", Goggia said.
Cornelia Hütter gave Austria her second podium finish of the season. The 31-year-old skier from Styria achieved her 22nd podium in the World Cup, her 10 in Super-G.
"All in all I think it's the perfect start to the season," she said. "I was really nervous because we waited so long to start the season", Hütter said.
"You have to divide my run into two parts. At the top Sofia took a lot from me. You have to be flawless, and Sofia achieved it. I tried to focus myself to push everything to the limit. I think a few parts were really good, nice solid skiing but others not so good. But I'm still surprised that I finsihed in second place. The hundredth of luck was a little on my side this time" she added.
Lara Gut-Behrami confirmed her good form with her fourth podium in the fifth race of the season. Gut-Behrami has already won the Giant Slaloms in Sölden and Killington this winter and finished second in Tremblant.
Nevertheless, she wasn't comletely happy after the race.
"The timing wasn't right, so I'm happy with my third position. I'm still in the Giant Slalom swing, I always started too early and didn't have the timing yet. That doesn't work on the Downhill. But I'm trying to improve. Day by day", Gut-Behrami said.