Ski racer Kira Weidle experienced a weekend to forget at the World Cup in Crans-Montana: After a disappointing 16th place in the downhill, the Starnberg-born woman couldn’t get past 26th in the Super-G either. A setback for Weidle two weeks before the world championship, for which downhill queen Sofia Goggia (Italy) and super-G queen Lara Gut-Behrami (Switzerland) were finally favorites.
“There were mistakes everywhere,” said the 24-year-old Weidle, contrite after the race. “I was quick and out in the area, but if you make such mistakes in between, that doesn’t help much.” Your gap to Gut-Behrami: 2.35 seconds.
28th World Cup victory for Gut
Two weeks after her success in St. Anton, the Swiss won her second Super-G win in a row, it was her 28th overall in the World Cup. After recovering from back problems, the 29-year-old was a proud 0.93 seconds faster than the Austrian Tamara Tippler. Federica Brignone (Italy / 1.02) came third.
Several athletes had major problems setting the course. Petra Vlhova (Slovakia) was eliminated, Goggia drove past the penultimate goal after a failed jump and lost second place. The Italian had previously won both runs in Crans-Montana.