Weirather takes super-G globe to deny Stuhec an Aspen double


Ilka Stuhec missed the chance to add the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup super-G globe to her downhill success on Thursday as Tina Weirather claimed victory in Aspen.

Stuhec's second place also means the overall title is all-but guaranteed for Mikaela Shiffrin, the 22-year-old now 198 points clear of her rival with only 200 up for grabs in the final two races.

After a quick start, Stuhec struggled to keep pace with Weirather's run in the final super-G race of the 2016-17 season and she continually lost time to finish more than three tenths back.

The Slovenian had a 15-point advantage in the discipline standings heading into the event but Weirather overhauled her to take the first globe of her career.

Weirather stopped the clock at one minute 11.66 seconds to take the maximum 100 points, enough to secure the title given Stuhec only received 80 for her second place.



Posted by Tina Weirather on Thursday, 16 March 2017

Federica Brignone completed the top three, but there was more disappointment for Lindsey Vonn as she suffered a nasty looking crash midway through the course.

After clipping a gate Vonn lost her balance, sending her crashing into the netting. Luckily for the sport's most successful racer she was able to get up and ski to the bottom safely.

All eyes now turn to the final two races of the World Cup this weekend, with Shiffrin expected to seal the overall title with her two strongest events to come - the slalom and giant slalom.

In the men's race there was a first super-G victory of the season for Hannes Reichelt, the Austrian profiting from a mistake from discipline champion Kjetil Jansrud to take the win

Reichelt's time of one minute 08.22 seconds saw him finish one tenth clear of Dominik Paris, with Mauro Caviezel and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde sharing the final podium place.