Vincent Kriechmayr takes super-G race for 1st World Cup win
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Vincent Kriechmayr of Austria proficiently navigated a bumpy and demanding super-G course on Friday to win his first World Cup race.
Kriechmayr finished in a time of 1 minute, 9.71 seconds, beating Kjetil Jansrud of Norway by 0.23 seconds. Kriechmayr’s teammate Hannes Reichelt finished third.
The 26-year-old Kriechmayr made few mistakes on a challenging hill that was bathed in uneven light. Reichelt didn’t mind taking a backseat to his teammate on this day, saying, “it was his time. He’s a really fast skier.”
Adrien Theaux pointed up to the sky after his finish to honor his French teammate David Poisson, who was killed while training in Canada on Nov. 13. Theaux says he thinks about his friend every day and especially before a race. Theaux was fourth.