It’s “Heia Norge” Once Again



Unbelievable: the Super-G on the Saslong remains a matter for Norway. Two “elks” are at the top after a triple win last year. Kjetil Jansrud won in 1.31:93 just 6/100 ahead of Alexander Kilde. Third was Saslong specialist Erik Guay from Canada (+0.13).

The 16th World Cup Super-G was held on the Saslong in excellent conditions and for the seventh time, the winner is from Norway. Kjetil Jansrud showed his ambition right from the start. Only in the final section did fellow Norwegian Kilde catch up. Thus, Jansrud won all three speed races this season and was on the podium at the six last starts in Val Gardena/Gröden.

Aksel Lund Svindal, who was ahead of his countrymen, prevented a total Norwegian triumph  After a good ride on the upper part of the course, he made a mistake in the widened Nucia finish turn. Third was Erik Guay from Canada, another Val Gardena/Gröden specialist, with 13/100 delay. He reached the podium three times on the Saslong with a gold in the 2013 Downhill and a bronze in the 2010 Super-G. Fourth was Austrian Matthias Mayer (+0.48), best South Tyroleans were Dominik Paris in 8th (+0.66), just ahead of Christof Innerhofer (+0.70) and Peter Fill (+0.74).

A total of 20 runners all placed within a second. Weather conditions were once again ideal with temperatures slightly lower than on the last days.