|Aksel Lund Svindal|
Nesta sexta ocorreu mais uma etapa do Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup - Men's SuperG em Crans-Montana, Suiça. Diddier Cuche da Suiça ficou com o 1° lugar, Jan Hudec do Canadá ficou com o 2° lugar e Benjamin Raich da Áustria ficou com o 3° lugar.
|Jan Hudec, Didier Cuche, Benjamin Raich|
|Rank||Bib||FIS Code||Name||Year||Nation||Total Time||FIS Points|
|9||16||421328||SVINDAL Aksel Lund||1982||NOR||1:33.78||7.63|
|26||40||191746||DE TESSIERES Gauthier||1981||FRA||1:35.26||24.48|
|32||35||192504||MERMILLOD BLONDIN Thomas||1984||FRA||1:35.74||29.94|
|52||73||30149||SIMARI BIRKNER Cristian Javier||1980||ARG||1:39.14||68.65|
|Disqualified 1st run|
|Did not start 1st run|
|Did not finish 1st run|
Didier Cuche - SUI
I knew today was going to be a challenge and it didn’t feel as if I was skiing so good on the top section, so I was really surprised to see I had the fastest time when I crossed the finish line.
I think I was able to find the fastest and cleanest line in the lower section, somehow it just started feeling right and I’m so happy that brought me the victory.
I don’t really think there is anything that could make me change my mind, I feel good about the decision I made and even though the results I have had since the announcement have been grate, I do find it hard to find the motivation for all the aspects of this sport. I am not sure if the latest results are coming because of the retirement, but it’s sure great to know I will be retiring on a high note.
Jan Hudec - CAN
For me being relaxed has always been the most important thing, Hudec said. I have been skiing long enough to know how to do it, it’s not something you forget. For me to be able to stay fresh mentally is to be relaxed, surround myself with friends and family and just enjoy myself- than I get on the start and I want to perform and I want to be fast.
The last couple of days I was struggling a little bit in training, Erik [Guay] and the other guys were skiing really good and I was trying to catch up with them. Than as soon as I got number six at the draw I knew it was my chance to attack and that I would have to take advantage of that start position. The conditions are really soft, I tried to charge but skied a little too conservative at the bottom and I knew that if someone was going to beat me, it would be in the last pitch, and that’s exactly what Cuche did- he really deserved the win with that high number.
I’m usually good in this kind of snow, I have a good feeling and I can ski very light on my edges. I like it better than if the snow was pretty hard, I think that if that would have been the case this would have been a really challenging SG with big jumps. The snow suited me and I took advantage of it- now I just hope not to move too far back with my start number in tomorrow’s race.
Benjamin Raich - AUT
I am finding my form now, even though I felt as if my shape was good all the time but my results were just not showing it. Today I finally have a result that I am happy with, and this third place just makes me look forward to the next races.
I found some good feeling in these soft conditions, it was not easy, Raich said. Sometimes I was pushing too hard but overall I had a good feeling and am really happy with my third place.
With Cuche first with bib 20 and me in third starting 21, it’s hard to say what was better today. Normally in these conditions it’s much better to go with an earlier number but today it looks as if it was possible to be fast also starting later so I can’t really say.
Fotos: Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images Europe
AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI