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The Swiss Odermatt prevails in the Bormio supergiant

The Swiss Odermatt prevails in the Bormio supergiant

The Swiss Marco Odermatt imposed his law in a full descent and scored the victory in the super-giant of Bormio (Italy)the last test of 2022, thereby increasing its lead in the Alpine Ski World Cup.

Odermatt, who set the fifth fastest time in the first set, flew down the demanding Italian track of the Stelvio from there and set, with 1:29.27, an impossible time. for their rivals. The Austrian Vincent Kriechmayr was second at 0.64 hundredths and the also Swiss Loic Meillard completed the podium at 1.22.

“It was not a Sunday ride, it was very difficult. There were many blows. I got the speed back up after the problem I had at the start. It wasn’t a shiny clean downhill, I just went to the limit,” Odermatt said.

Olympic champion in the giant in Beijing 2022, the 25-year-old skier from Stans, added his fifth win of the season after having won the giants of Soelden (Austria), Val d’Isere (France) and Alta Badía (Italy) and the super-giant of Lake Louise (Canada).

Odermatt, who was fourth in the descent on Wednesday, He accumulates 946 points overall in the World Cup and now has a 329 advantage over the Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, who could only be eighth this Thursday, while Kriechmayr is third with 432.

In the super giant classification it dominates with 280, 68 more than Kilde. He is also third Kriechmayr with 159.

The day was also marked by the surprising announcement of the withdrawal of the Austrian Matthias Mayer, a 32-year-old three-time Olympic champion who, like Thursday, did not compete in the super giant due to intestinal problems.

Mayer achieved gold in downhill at the 2014 Winter Olympics (Sochi) and in the Super G at the 2018 (Pyeongchang) and 2022 (Beijing) Games.

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