12:56 p.m., February 14, 2020
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Matthias Mayer is the leader of the discipline ranking. After yesterday’s disappointing performance in the Departure the local heroes burn for reparation in the Super-G.
Four races were driven and with Saalbach, Hinterstoder. Kvitfjell and Cortina four more pending. The top is in a tough fight, followed by Olympic champion Mayer (264 points) by his compatriot Vincent Kriechmayr and the Norwegians Aleksander Aamodt Kilde. Kjetil Jansrud (all 236) as well Mauro Caviezel (205). This is the snow crystal route on the Zwölferkogel, as he was the third downhill behind the German yesterday Thomas Dreßen and his Swiss compatriot Beat Feuz proved.
Mayer won the Super-G in Saalbach in 2015, the track suits him. One mistake in the downhill yesterday prevented a better placement than eleven. The cards are shuffled today. “It will be a very interesting race, everyone is in a very good mood. At Jansrud you could also see that he gets on well down there. The ball match is starting, now we can not avoid it,” said the Carinthian with a laugh. Jansrud, winner of the Super G in Kitzbühel, finished sixth in the Saalbach run ex aequo with Kriechmayr.
“You always have to drive fast in the front”
The Upper Austrian has also set himself the goal of winning the small crystal. “I’m still there, I still have the chance to get the ball. But there are still a lot of races ahead of us. You have to be consistently fast in front, the Norwegians have now become very strong again, we have to stand up to them,” said Kriechmayr , From the descent he knows: “The traverse is very crucial. If I know why I lost so much time there, I am wiser”, he still studies video.
Earned twelfth in Kitzbühel Daniel Danklmaier his best career result in the Super-G, of course he wants to build on that. “Full attack again! I’ll take a good look at it and attack well.” With Mayer in Lake Louise, the Swiss Marco Odermatt in Beaver Creek, Kriechmayr in Val Gardena and Jansrud in Kitzbühel had four different winners this winter.