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Lara Gut at her best in Lake Louise's Super G
Heroe(s) in this news Lara GUT
Lara Gut has signed her fourth victory this season, her second in Super G. One more time, like in Beaver Creek last week, she has done a strong run here in Lake Louise. After two disappointing downhill (10th and 13th), the racer from Lange Team has won the second Super G of the season ahead of Tina Weirather and Anna Fenninger. She comes back in Europe, leading the overall World Cup standings and the Super G World Cup.
Relive the Super G
The first for Jonas Devouassoux!
It was the first stage of the SkiCross World Cup in Nakiska, Canada and Jonas Devouassoux has won his first World Cup here! In the final, the racer from Team Lange has taken the lead and has crossed the finish line first ahead of Armin Niederer and Brady Leman. Our 2013 World Champion, Jean-Frédéric Chapuis, finishes fourth.
The race was perfect. Everything went well. I'm really happy with the result. It's my first podium, and to begin with a win is just incredible. Out of the start I was first, and I was just thinking 'Now I have to ski faster than the other ones,' and tried to get to the bottom as fast as I could. This year we (the French) have a good team, so we hope to be on the podium again and again. But every race is different, so we'll see." (Quote: Fis Ski)
For the ladies, Alizée Baron ended finally 7th but she was happy of this result: "What a relief! I set a great deal of pleasure and it didn't happen for a long time during a race... It's a good beginning of season! Congratulations to Choooonas (Jonas Devousassoux) for his victory and thanks for your support."
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Maria Hoefl-Riesch wins again in Lake Louise
Heroe(s) in this news Maria HOEFL-RIESCH
Maria Hoefl-Riesch has won the second downhill in Lake Louise like yesterday: "The slope was faster today but my run wasn't as clean as yesterday. I lost a little bit of time in the middle section, but my performance today was still good enough for the win, so I am really satisfied. I am not as strong in super g as I am in downhill. The two victories will obviously give me a lot of confidence, going into tomorrow's super g race. I hope my coaches will find the best line and that I will be able to achieve it during the race." (Quote: FisAlpine)
Höfl-Riesch ahead, E.Fanchini third
Very good results for Lange Team in the first downhill in Lake Louise! After two strong training runs, Maria Höfl-Riesch has won her fourth downhill here in Lake Louise and caught her 25th career win.
"I knew the line and knew what to do. After two good trainings days, I was hoping I would be able to replicate that today and I'm really happy I did. When I first came to Lake Louise at the age of 18 I knew I was going to like that hill. I've had some good results here since. Winning today gives me a lot of confidence for the next races and I will try my best tomorrow. I will ski the same line and use the same skis for hopefully another good result." (Quote: Fis Alpine)
Italy's Elena Fanchini is on form! After her podium in Beaver Creek last week, she finishes third in Lake Louise's downhill. The temperatures were very cold temperatures in Canada - around minus 35 degrees - but the racer from Lange Team didn't care about that and realized a nice race. She signs her second podium here in Lake Louise after her victory in 2005.
"I'm very happy, I claimed two podiums in two downhill. I didn't think I could do that! I gained my Olympic qualification, I'm now very confident. Lake Louise is very exciting place for me and for my sister Nadia. For tomorrow, I want to stay calm and focused on my race, without thinking of the last days."
Beaver Creek's Super G: 3 Lange's athletes in the Top 6
Lara Gut signs her third victory in three races and three different disciplines this season! It's her 12th World Cup career podium, her third victory in Super G. Despite two mistakes on the top of the slope, the racer from Lange Team was definitively too strong for her opponents today! "I wasn't sure what the right technique was going to be before the start. I was very aggressive in the top section and made two mistakes because of that. I understood then what was the best way to continue and I managed to be very clean on the line until the finish line. When you like the slope, everything feels easier. The snow was great and the course set was also fine. It is simply a lot of fun to ski the raptor. I've been working every day to ski faster, so hopefully it will go on!"
Nadia Fanchini, downhill silver medallist at 2013 World Championships has followed the track of her sister Elena - 3rd of the downhill - and takes the 5th place of Beaver Creek's Super G. Dominique Gisin comes back at the front of the stage with a 6th place, her best result in Super G since 2011.