Stuhec adds another SG to winning record

Ilka Stuhec @ Crans-Montana

Ilka Stuhec added a second super-G victory to her season record under crystal blue skies in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, on Saturday. She claimed the convincing win 0.50 seconds ahead of Italian Elena Curtoni and 1.09 seconds faster than Stephanie Venier of Austria, who filled out the podium in second and third, respectively.

Stuhec led the super-G portion of Friday’s alpine combined before ultimately finishing in second. On Saturday, she held on for the win.

“The set was a bit turnier [than Friday] I would say,” Stuhec noted. “The speed was lower, so I guess they tried to make it a bit safer. But there were still some key points where you had to do what you had to do to maintain the speed and to carry it all the way down. I guess I did that pretty well.”

Curtoni, meanwhile, was pleased to pick up her second super-G podium of the season and career best finish.

“Snow is pretty challenging,” Curtoni said. “It’s slidy and salty, but I like this kind of snow and these conditions. I always felt good on it, so I’m OK.”

It was a day of seconds for the leaders as Venier grabbed the second super-G podium finish of her career.

“I’m happy with the result, but I think my run was not so good,” she confessed. “There were too many mistakes, but I’m happy with the podium today.”

With her fourth-place finish, Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein assumed the lead in the super-G standings, surpassing an injured Lara Gut by six points. There are two super-G races left to be contested this season on the ladies’ tour.

The ladies race an alpine combined at Crans-Montana on Sunday to close out the series.

Source: FIS