It worked on the 180th try: Andreas Sander podiums for the first time at the Alpine Skiing World Cup: 2nd place in the Super G in Aspen
Andreas Sander narrowly missed the victory in the World Cup Super-G in Aspen, but was happy to finish on the first podium of his World Cup career when he finished second. The race at the USA’s prime ski resort was won by Swiss Marco Odermatt, who secured the small crystal ball to earn the discipline degree.
Sander is 0.05 seconds behind the victory
Sauerland Sander, 33, the 2021 Downhill Assistant World Champion, was five hundredths of a second behind Odermatt in Colorado. Third place went to Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (+0.34 seconds), who won the Downhill World Cup on Saturday with his sixth win of the season in king discipline.
Double World Champion Odermatt became the first racer in history to win five Super-G World Cups in one season and now also has the highest chance to win the overall standings.
Thomas Dressen, who left just before the finish the previous day, did not race on Sunday. Nor was Simon Jocher, who had bruises on his arms and hips as he fell downhill. Romed Baumann finished a good 13th, Josef Ferstl finished a disappointing 34th Dominik Schwaiger left.
Won the downhill classification in clay
On Saturday, Kilde took their sixth win of the downhill season, unattended by Vincent Kriechmayr (Austria/514) with 720 points. Best German, Sander, finished ninth (+1.01 seconds).
Second place was Canadian James Crawford (+0.61) ahead of world champion Odermatt (+0.63). Kriechmayr finished fourth (+0.70) in the final landing before the season finale in Soldeau/Andorra.
German skiers without a podium
The Germans have to wait for their first downhill podium in more than three years. Baumann (+1.06) was 11th and Ferstl (+1.28) was 18th behind Sander, who surprised him as the fastest in training and achieved the best result of the season.
Dominik Schwaiger (+2.74/52.) didn’t stand a chance. The first landing in Aspen was canceled Friday due to heavy snowfall. Before the World Cup finals in Andorra, the men still do two giant slaloms at Kranjska Gora in Slovenia.
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