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Cortina d’Ampezzo (BL), 11 February 2021 – The new Vertigine slope in Cortina d’Ampezzo crowns Vincent Kriechmayr. The 29-year-old Austrian won the gold medal in the men’s super-G, which several athletes struggled to interpret correctly. The section immediately after the Vertigine jump, designed by Italian coach Alberto Ghidoni, had to be managed with care, controlling the speed.
Kriechmayr won the first World Championships gold of his career, after silver and bronze in super-G and downhill in Åre in 2019. He won with an advantage of just 7/100 against Romed Baumann, the 35-year-old German who has not risen to the podium of a major event since 2012. In 2013, he won bronze in the super combined in Schladming, wearing the colours of the Austrian national team. Two World Championships medals, eight years apart, for two different nations.
The bronze medal went to French Alexis Pinturault, current World Cup leader, who finished 38/100 from the top. Great exploit by Canadian Brodie Seger (bib 28), fourth at 42/100 from gold and 4/100 from bronze. It is the best result of his career so far. Fifth place to Italy’s Dominik Paris (55/100).
Tomorrow is dedicated to timed downhill tests. The women on the Olympia delle Tofane and the men on the Vertigine.