LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Lara Gut won what the weather turned into a World Cup super-G sprint Sunday at Lake Louise.
The Swiss ski star claimed a third career super-G victory at the Alberta resort after previous wins in 2013 and 2014.
Last season’s overall World Cup champion finished second in the downhill Saturday, which Gut said was an indicator she’s skiing well.
“It’s my third win in super-G here so I knew that super-G wasn’t a big issue. It was always a fight in downhill,” Gut said. “Yesterday and the last days I had the feeling I was finally starting to build something.”
The start was lowered due to weather a second straight day. Sunday’s snow-globe conditions turned the super-G — already a shorter distance than downhill with more turns — into a dash of just over a minute.
The race was also delayed 75 minutes to groom and reset the top of the course.
“I’m getting to be old enough to learn how to handle that,” Gut said. “I just had to wait an hour longer, but that’s not the first time that’s happened. “The key is to stay focused and take it easy. If they say the race is on, someone is going to win and I don’t want to go to the start and already be beaten because I lost all my energy.”
Gut’s finished in 1 minute, 2.68 seconds. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein was a 10th of a second back of Gut. Italy’s Sofia Goggia, second Friday in the opening downhill, was third in 1:03.27. Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec, the winner of both downhills, was fifth.
American ski star Lindsey Vonn, who swept all three races in 2015, is sidelined with a broken arm. Vonn has made it difficult for anyone else to win in “Lake Lindsey” with 18 victories.