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  • Writer's pictureRaúl Revuelta

Swiss Sweep Podium at Saalbach´s Super-G, Marco Odermatt Grabs the Crystal Globe

Stefan Rogentin Wins the last Super-G of the season in a sunny Saalbach. Teammates Loic Meillard and Arnaud Boisset rounded up the podium in second and third place respectively. The Swiss triple podium is the third in Super-G history. The two previous Swiss 1-2-3 podiums in the Super-G occurred in 1982 in Val d'Isère when Peter Müller finished ahead of Peter Lüscher and Pirmin Zurbriggen, and in 1992 in Megève when Paul Accola won in front of Martin Hangl and Franz Heinzer.

It's Rogentin's first win in his 100th Alpine Ski World Cup start.

"The first World Cup victory is certainly a special moment, especially if you shared the podium with two teammates. You have worked towards this for a long time. I had a good feeling in the morning, and I just tried to ski clean, it was a great run. Let’s see how things go on the Downhill run on Sunday," Rogentin said.

After winning the last Giant Slalom of the season on Saturday, Loic Meillard finished today again on the podium in second place. Meillard continued showing his superb late-season form with his fifth consecutive podium in the World Cup.

"I was definitely a bit lucky with the start number today. And the confidence from the good results lately helps. It was not perfect but nobody does a perfect run in those conditions. I tried to push and do my best, so I was happy. It’s an easy run but difficult to be fast, you need to be active. Switching from one discipline to another is also easier for an experienced racing skier like me. That takes a lot of work," Meillard said.

"Three guys from Switzerland on the podium is special. It’s a great end to the season. It doesn’t mean I’m not happy to go on holiday soon, but everything worked well this season," he added.

25-year-old Swiss skier Arnaud Boisset achieved today his first World Cup podium.

"It's difficult for me to find words. I'm just enjoying my first podium finish. Maybe you only have that once in your career. I'm damn proud," Boisset said.

Marco Odermatt finished in fifth place securing the discipline Crystal Globe. It's the second time Odermatt missed out the podium in Super-G this season.

"Last season my super-G season was nearly perfect. It was my first speed Globe, so it was probably even a bit more special. But today I still had to fight for it. It was the first time I had to fight for the title in the last race, and we all know what can happen. We all know the story from Didier Cuche some years ago when he missed the Globe in the last race, so I was still a little bit nervous at the start," Odermatt said.


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