Cook takes maiden World Cup win in Meribel, Jansrud second
Dustin Cook backed up his second place in the World Championships with his first World Cup win in the final Super G of the World Cup season. In a super compact race, Cook beat the winner of the Super G World Cup, Kjetil Jansrud by just five hundredths of a second with Brice Roger in third, eight hundredths behind the winner.
After the race, Cook explained that “this season started well for me, then I have got better and now succeeded in winning. It is unbelievable. Next year I want to be as much as possible on the podium.”
Cook had not placed in the top ten before this season yet ends the season with a silver medal from the World Championships, a third place in Kvitfjell and now a win to go along with five other point scoring finishes in the Super G World Cup.
Despite finishing second and losing a potential twenty points in the race for the Overall, Kjetil Jansrud explained: “with number 17, it was certainly difficult. It was certainly soft, but the conditions were actually quite okay. I skied well and I am happy. You cannot win every race.”
With regards to the race for the Overall and Marcel Hirscher finishing fourth, “it would be disrespectful if I’d say it’s finished. I am hugely impressed by Marcel’s performance. He skied like a real super-G racer, so you have to take your hat of.”
Jansrud added: “I am very proud of my really good super-G season. It was cool, hopefully it goes on next year.”
With the first five finishers separated by just over a tenth of a second and just over six tenths separating the top fifteen point scorers, the soft snow contributed to an exciting race: A race that saw six HEAD World Cup Rebels in the top fifteen points scoring positions.
Kjetil Jansrud takes his second Globe of the season, proving he has been the Number One speed skier of the season. The challenge for the Overall keeps going though Jansrud recognises that it will be hard.
Despite crashing out in the race, Matthias Mayer took third place in the season long standings in Super G.
1. Dustin Cook (CAN) HEAD
2. Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) HEAD World Cup Super G Champion
3. Brice Roger
7. Adrien Theaux (FRA) HEAD
9. Beat Feuz (SUI) HEAD
10. Alexis Pinturault (FRA) HEAD
15. Andrew Weibrecht (USA) HEAD