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SOLDEU, Andorra — It really is been the script all season extended in men’s Globe Cup downhills: If Aleksander Aamodt Kilde does not win, then Vincent Kriechmayr will.
Kriechmayr took benefit of Kilde becoming slightly off his game at the Globe Cup Finals on Wednesday to take his fourth race win of the season.
Kriechmayr was rapid on the reduce half of the 1.six-mile course to finish .09 seconds ahead of Romed Baumann. Andreas Sander was third, .13 back.
Kilde, who currently retained the seasonlong Globe Cup downhill title with six race wins in the discipline, completed .30 behind in a tie for sixth.
The final downhill of the Globe Cup season was also a profession farewell for veterans Johan Clarey and Travis Ganong, who placed 12th and 20th, respectively.
The 42-year-old Clarey retires as the reigning Olympic silver medalist with six runner-up finishes in Globe Cup downhills but no wins.
The well known Frenchman does, nonetheless, hold a Globe Cup record that could under no circumstances be beaten when speed is now additional controlled on very carefully managed courses. Clarey clocked a speed of one hundred.six mph in a 2013 race at Wengen, Switzerland. The quickest speed Wednesday beneath excellent blue skies in Andorra was close to 81 mph by Otmar Striedinger, who finish eighth.
Kriechmayr’s 16th profession Globe Cup race win was his ninth in downhill. The 31-year-old Austrian also took gold at the 2021 planet championships.
Marco Odermatt, who succeeded Kriechmayr as planet champion final month, placed 15th on Wednesday. The Swiss star currently sealed his second straight all round Globe Cup title.
Kilde will finish runner-up in the all round standings when the season ends Sunday.
The women’s season-ending Globe Cup downhill was due to start out 30 minutes immediately after the men’s race ended.
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