The Super-G - truly magnificent
Tickets.... The broad starting slope imbibes a sense of security and entices bold manoeuvres, but as soon as the Streif is reached just above the Seidlalm, the Hahnenkamm bares its claws. The Hausberg Traverse and Zielhang in particular have the potential to tip the balance. The first ever Super-G in Kitzbühel is etched on everyone’s memories - won by Austria’s Günther Mader. “17 Super-G trophies have been awarded since and eight have remained in Austria. The most emotional victory thus far has to be that of Hermann Maier in 2003, after his accident”, said OC Chief, Michael Huber. “An absolute sensation” were the headlines of a well-known daily newspaper. Maier von Austria’s Flachau region won a total of five times; Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal triumphed twice in the Kitzbühel Super-G. Stephan Eberharter cleared the board in 2002, first taking the golden glass “Gams” trophy in the SG, followed by gold in the Downhill only one day later. Switzerland’s Didier Cuche accomplished the same feat in 2011. One of the biggest surprises was the win by Croatia’s Ivica Kostelic in 2011. “Kostelic was not on our list”, said the ski experts. “Ivica is an all-round ski racer”, said Ante Kostelic, coach and father of Ivica.A very special race. The Super-G in Kitzbühel is one of the most challenging disciplines. It is a truly magnificent race, one of the greatest challenges – initially for the course setters, and then for the skiers. During the past six years there has been an international showdown between Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Croatia, Norway and Italy. Svindal will be the one to watch out for.
|2013||SVINDAL Aksel Lund||NOR|
|2016||SVINDAL Aksel Lund||NOR|