Bluebird skies and sunny winter weather welcomed the best Super-G ladies for the season’s finale in the event rankings. Because of heavy winds, however, the start had to be lowered to the reserve start.
Before the race, the 2017 World Cup Super-G champion Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein had a 46-point lead over Lara Gut of Switzerland. The two had alternatingly topped the leader board all season with Weirather leading after the first five super-G races until Lara Gut claimed the lead in late January. Weirather then reclaimed the lead in Crans-Montana earlier this month. With Gut failing to finish her Finals race, Weirather successfully defended her title and collected her second back-to-back small crystal globe. In the final standings, she finished 86 points ahead of Gut. Anna Veith, the Austrian Olympic silver medallist, in super-G rounded out the season podium.
Thursday’s winner was Sofia Goggia who finished second in Wednesday’s downhill and won her first crystal globe. She was 0.32 faster than Viktoria Rebensburg and more than half a second (0.53) than Lindsey Vonn, yesterday’s DH winner. Vonn will now have to continue her hunt for win #83 next season as she remains 4 victories behind Ingemar Stenmark’s record.
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