American Travis Ganong earned his first World Cup super-G podium, whereas Norwegian star Kjetil Jansrud crashed and skied off in Beaver Creek, Colorado, on Friday.
Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde prevailed by .03 over Swiss Marco Odermatt. Ganong, a 33-year-old whose final of 4 downhill podiums got here in January 2017, was .37 behind.
Kilde, 29, is the 2020 World Cup general champion and Mikaela Shiffrin‘s boyfriend. He suffered a season-ending knee harm in a crash in January whereas sitting second within the general standings. Friday marked Kilde’s third race again.
Odermatt, a 24-year-old Swiss, received Thursday’s super-G and stays the chief on this season’s general.
Ganong posted his finest super-G lead to his 66th World Cup begin within the self-discipline.
Ganong was a promising pace racer within the mid-2010s, when he positioned fifth within the 2014 Olympic downhill, then took silver on the 2015 World Championships in Beaver Creek. However he had not made a World Cup podium since tearing an ACL in a December 2017 race crash and lacking the 2018 Olympics.
Ganong’s outcome prolonged the U.S. males’s Alpine streak to 23 consecutive calendar years with not less than one World Cup podium.
Jansrud, a five-time Olympic medalist in possible his final season, went in spite of everything of them on Friday and crashed into netting. A sled was introduced out, however after 10 minutes he skied down on his personal.
The Birds of Prey World Cup continues Saturday and Sunday with downhill races, airing on NBC Sports activities and Peacock.
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