What a beautiful Super G today in Schladming despite a complicated visibility and a challenging slope. Ted Ligety (USA) becomes World Champion ahead of the French skier Gauthier De Tessières and Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal.
For Team Rossignol, Christof Innerhofer, titleholder of the discipline, ends finally 7th. The Italian had a little bit pressure this morning: “I try to be relax but it was not easy but the last days everybody speaks about me: “Innerhofer you should show the same like in Garmisch”. So I try to give the best and think at nothing! It was not my perfect day because it was not the conditions I prefer. I like when it’s icy! I do some mistakes so maybe I could take the 4th or 5th place but it was impossible to win.”
Matteo Marsaglia takes the 11th place, he didn’t “have a good feeling and he was a little bit tired”. Jan Hudec is 12th: “At world championships, it’s pointless to show up unless you want to win. Top three places count here – everything else is forgotten pretty quickly. I’m a little bit frustrated because I’m not 100 per cent sure where the time went. I had a good run but it wasn’t good enough”, said the Canadian.
Thomas Biesemeyer (USA) realized a nice performance for his first World Championships. He finishes 13th of the Super G: “It’s a really great experience. I start with bib number 6, I never had a bib in the Top 30! I wanted to ski with no regrets but it was more complicated today because I was nervous. I’m happy to be on the Top 15 even if at the World Championships you expect a podium” His teammate Ryan Cochran-Siegle, double Junior World Champion in Downhill and Super G, ends 15th.
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