Norwegian veteran Kjetil Jansrud tapped into all his experience to claim victory in the men's World Cup super-G at the Austrian resort of Kitzbuehel Friday.
Under blue skies and bright sun, the 34 year old, who won the 2014 Olympic super-G gold in Sochi and a bronze in Pyeongchang in 2018, coasted down the 2.1-kilometer-long Streifalm course in a winning time of 1 minute, 14.61 seconds. "Kitzbuehel is the biggest race of the year and you always want to win. It means a lot, it's an amazing feeling. I'm naturally really happy with the day," said Jansrud, adding that he thought he benefited from starting with bib number 19 as he learned from errors made by forerunners. "I managed to execute," he said of his first victory since Lake Louise in 2018. "I have found harmony in the way I want to ski. "Alpine skiing is a sport where it's about hundredths (of a second). In some ways you can lose confidence when you're not performing... but you also know that it is a sport where you can fight for the hundredths gate by gate."
Matteo Marsaglia of Italy competes in the men's Super-G event, Kitzbuehel, Jan. 24, 2020. (AFP Photo)