Drafting sports, Dec. 6 – Swiss Marco Odermatt on Friday achieved his first victory in the Alpine skiing World Cup by scoring the supergiant played at the American station of Beaver Creek (Colorado), which this Saturday will host a decline in this competition ; and on Sunday, a giant.
Odermatt, 22, who to date had the best result in second place in the giant of Soldeu (Andorra) of the World Cup finals last season, achieved Friday his first win in the regularity competition when covering the 1,823 meters of the track ‘Birds of Prey’ – with exit at 3,330 meters of altitude and an unevenness of 600- in a minute, ten seconds and 90 hundredths, ten less than the Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, which was second.
The Austrian Matthias Mayer – current Olympic champion of the discipline – that last Sunday had won the ‘super’ of Lake Louise (Canada), concluded the test in third position, 14 hundredths of the Odermatt chrono, which reinforced his leaders in the general competition and in the World Cup of discipline.
Mayer leads the Supergiant World Cup with 160 points, 24 more than Odermatt and 40 ahead of Aamodt Kilde; and the general of the competition with 221 points, 41 more than the Italian Dominik Paris, who this Saturday finished thirteenth a test in which the French Alexis Pinturault was fourth and the Swiss Mauro Caviezel, fifth. Odermatt is already third overall, 51 points behind the Austrian double Olympic champion.
This Saturday, again in the ‘Birds of Prey’ of Beaver Creek, the second descent of the season will be played. The World Cup of that discipline is led by German Thomas Dressen, who won last Saturday’s Lake Louise (Canada) ahead of Paris -second- and the Swiss Beat Feuz and Carlo Janka, who shared -with identical time- The third place.