PHOTOS: Men’s and Women’s World Cup Finals super-G races
Thursday was another beautiful day for skiers, and the difficult World Cup Finals super-G course didn’t disappoint.
Tina Weirather added to her family’s World Cup legacy, coming from behind to win the Crystal Globe in the season’s last race. Her parents — Hanni Wenzel and Harti Weirather — have combined for eight World Cup globes, 39 World Cup wins, five World Championship titles and two Olympic titles. Weirather, the 27-year-old from Liechtenstein, had been in a heated battle all season with Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec for the super-G season title.
Weirather was masterful in her run, finishing in 1 minute, 11.66 seconds, setting what proved to be an impossibly high bar to overcome. Stuhec did her best, coming in only 0.35 seconds behind and into second place.
The men’s super-G competition turned into a race of attrition.
Hannes Reichelt of Austria mastered a twisting course that caused seven racers to either miss gates or crash, and forced several other top competitors in field of 25 to make mistakes that cost them precious seconds.
The World Cup Finals continue Friday with the Alpine Team Event races, and the technical races are Saturday and Sunday.
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