Ilka Stuhec wins the Super-G of Val Gardena / Gröden

Ilka Stuhec wins the Super-G of Val Gardena / Gröden

After winning the relegation test yesterday, Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia has secured his second victory in the World Cup in today's Super-G event. Tina Weirather and Nicole Schmidhofer crossed the finish line with only 0.05 seconds of delay. Stuhec's margin of victory would have been wider, but by an error before the final section of the race he put his victory at risk.

"I focused a lot on the start and then tilted too far to the left and almost fell," said Stuhec. "After the mistake I thought, 'Do not be scared and keep pushing until the end, but I was surprised when I saw that I had set the fastest time.'

Tina Weirather got a new podium after her third place in Lake Louise. The winner of the super-G discipline in 2017 and 2018 finished in 15th place in Lake Louise and currently ranks third in the discipline ranking of 2019.

It is the first time that the Saslong hosts women's World Cup races, despite being a classic stop in the men's circuit for half a century.

"I wish we could come back here more often," said Weirather, "and maybe make the descent with a little more difficulty."

"I totally agree, I love this track," Stuhec added with a smile.

Nicole Schmidhofer of Austria won the first downhill races in Lake Louise. So far, he had a gold medal and six podiums, 7 today, at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup since he started his career on the circuit more than 11 years ago.


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