Styger a surprise in super G | AspenTimes.com

Styger a surprise in super G

Nadia Styger of Switzerland won todays World Cup super G on Aspen Mountain, edging Austrian star Michaela Dorfmeister by 10 hundredths of a second with a time of 1 minute, 13.77 seconds.Styger, who started 10th in the field of 58 skiers, skied an aggressive line on the fast top section of the course, then maintained her speed on the technical bottom half.This course was something for me, said Styger of the super G track on Ruthies Run. It was a little bit difficult, but Im not so good when its too flat.Dorfmeister (1:13.87), who has earned a podium in any of her four World Cup starts this season, led a 2-3-4-8-9 finish for the Austrian team. Andrea Fischbacher was third in 1:14.01 and Alexandra Meissnitzer was fourth in 1:14:07.Kirsten Clark of Maine had the best finish for an American skier, finishing fifth (1:14.38) on the same super G course where she finished fourth in the 2002, the last time a World Cup speed event was held on Aspen Mountain. Lindsey Kildow was the only other American in the top 10 with a seventh-place time of 1:14.55.