Svindal underlines his prowess with win number two of the weekend

This was Svindal’s eighth win in Lake Louise, his sixth in Super G, since his first win there in 2005. “At the top I was good,” he explained after the race, “then I made a mistake at the same place as yesterday and after that it was full on attack, risking everything.” Svindal is strong and can push things to the limit where others might not be able to carry things off.

Talking about his injury from last season after the race, Svindal explained: “It feels perfect. I was hoping I would be fast, maybe good enough to win races, but winning both that’s different, so I’m super, super happy about that. To ski fast builds confidence. It’s been a really good week-end in Lake Louise and if I can keep going like this, which doesn’t necessarily mean winning but fighting for the wins, that’s all you can ask for.”

Finishing second behind Svindal, Mayer was honest in his appraisal of how things went: “Aksel is in a class of his own down here. I am really pleased with how it went for me.” Mayer then added “It’s not easy at the beginning of the season, you have to push really hard and give everything. Aksel was the fastest this year, like he was two years ago, last year it was Kjetil, so it’s the third time a Norwegian beats me in Lake Louise. I hope it’s going to be better next year and that I’ll be able to win this race.”

Despite finishing in the top ten, Adrien Theaux explained: “Not the results I expected, but work in progress.”

The men now move on to Beaver Creak for a Downhill, Super G and Giant Slalom

 

Results

1. Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) HEAD
2. Mathias Mayer (AUT) HEAD
3. Peter Fill
7. Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) HEAD
9. Adrien Theaux (FRA) HEAD
13. Erik Guay (CAN) HEAD
15. Mattia Casse (ITA) HEAD
20. Josef Ferste (GER) HEAD
24. Georg Streitberge (AUT) HEAD
26. Andrew Weibrecht (USA) HEAD

 

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