Sunshine once again graced the Olympiabakken slope in Kvitfjell, Norway, as the men wrapped up their weekend of racing with super-G on Sunday. Italian Peter Fill took his first win of the season and the first super-G win of his career with a time of 1:32.83 seconds. Austrian veteran Hannes Reichelt landed in second place, 0.10 seconds back, and reigning Super-G World Champion Erik Guay of Canada was third, 0.23 seconds off of Fill’s pace.

Although the skies in Kvitfjell were more or less clear, dark shadows were cast on the course in the morning and the first several racers dealt with a bit of flat light before the sun found its way onto the track. Fill kicked out of the gate wearing bib 10 and linked together turn after turn and effortlessly slid into the lead by a comfortable margin. Guay then came down in second place from bib 15 before Reichelt found some wiggle room and punched it into second place. It was a tight race with only 1.60 seconds separating Fill from 30th-place finisher Felix Monsen of Sweden. The tight times meant there was no room for error as several big names found themselves uncharacteristically well down on the results sheet.

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Although Fill had to wait 15 years to top the podium in super-G, the Italian wasn’t about to rest on his laurels as his sights have already shifted to World Cup Finals, where he is in contention for the downhill title.

KVITFJELL,NORWAY,26.FEB.17 - ALPINE SKIING - FIS World Cup, Super G, men. Image shows the rejoicing of Peter Fill (ITA). Photo: GEPA pictures/ Thomas Bachun
Photo: GEPA pictures/ Thomas Bachun

“It was a long wait for me to get the first super-G win, but I’m really happy,” said Fill. “I made a great run, no mistakes and everywhere a good line and good speed. It was perfect for me today. The whole form for the season was good, but now, in the first downhill here in Kvitfjell. I was really bad, no speed and a lot of mistakes, but yesterday and today was great. I hope now to bring my performance to Aspen. It’s a really important race there.”

After a lackluster World Championships, climbing back on the podium was just what Reichelt needed in order to pick up some momentum and finish the season strong as he eyes podium finishes in the super-G and downhill season standings.

“I think I had a lot of luck with the sun,” admitted Reichelt. “The first start numbers had the bad light, and I think after ten or something then weather was changing and we had some sun. That was luck, good that I had luck because two days ago I had some wind and that was the reason why I wasn’t so fast in downhill. The second key was skiing aggressive, especially in parts where I did a good line. On the start I was saying, ‘Ok, just ski like I inspect.’ I had done my inspection and didn’t hear too much on the radio, that was the key.”

Guay, still riding a wave of confidence after his gold and silver performances in super-G and downhill at World Championships, shows no signs of slowing down as the 35-year-old looks forward to ending the season on a high note.

“It’s been great, you know,” Guay explained. “It’s been a good weekend, fourth and sixth in the downhill, but it’s always fun to leave a race series with a bit of hardware. I’m happy with the way I skied today, and I’m excited to get back home to my girls. I don’t feel particularly old; I think that things are going better now. I’m happy physically and technically, and I’ll keep charging. I think I keep improving like a fine wine.”

Unfortunately for the Americans, Thomas Biesemeyer was the lone finisher in the points with a 19th-place finish. Brennan Rubie, Bryce Bennett, Travis Ganong, and Andrew Weibrecht finished in 33rd, 34th, 45th, and 47th place, respectively. Jared Goldberg did not start following his crash in Saturday’s downhill.

The men now head to Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, for the final slalom and giant slalom races before World Cup Finals on Feb. 4-5.

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Top 10

  1. Peter Fill (ITA) – Atomic/Atomic/Atomic
  2. Hannes Reichelt (AUT) – Salomon/Salomon/Salomon
  3. Erik Guay (CAN) – Head/Head/Head
  4. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) – Atomic/Atomic/Atomic
  5. Beat Feuz (SUI) – Head/Head/Head
  6. Martin Cater (SLO) – Stoeckli/Lange/Atomic
  7. Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) – Head/Head/Head
  8. Bostjan Kline (SLO) – Stoeckli/Head/Atomic
  9. Mauro Caviezel (SUI) – Atomic/Atomic/Atomic
  10. Manuel Osborne-Paradis (CAN) – Head/Head/Head

Official Results

RankBibFIS CodeNameYearNationTotal TimeDiff.FIS PointsWC Points
 1 10 292455FILL Peter1982ITA 1:32.83 0.00 100.00
 2 19 50742REICHELT Hannes1980AUT 1:32.93 +0.10 1.16 80.00
 3 15 102263GUAY Erik1981CAN 1:33.06 +0.23 2.68 60.00
 4 13 422139KILDE Aleksander Aamodt1992NOR 1:33.19 +0.36 4.19 50.00
 5 17 511383FEUZ Beat1987SUI 1:33.20 +0.37 4.30 45.00
 6 26 561255CATER Martin1992SLO 1:33.27 +0.44 5.12 40.00
 7 9 421483JANSRUD Kjetil1985NOR 1:33.31 +0.48 5.58 36.00
 8 2 561216KLINE Bostjan1991SLO 1:33.58 +0.75 8.73 32.00
 9 28 511513CAVIEZEL Mauro1988SUI 1:33.59 +0.76 8.84 29.00
 10 18 102899OSBORNE-PARADIS Manuel1984CAN 1:33.64 +0.81 9.42 26.00
 11 40 54009WALDER Christian1991AUT 1:33.66 +0.83 9.66 24.00
 12 11 53902MAYER Matthias1990AUT 1:33.74 +0.91 10.59 22.00
 13 53 194167MUZATON Maxence1990FRA 1:33.76 +0.93 10.82 20.00
 14 12 200379SANDER Andreas1989GER 1:33.77 +0.94 10.94 18.00
 15 5 53817FRANZ Max1989AUT 1:33.80 +0.97 11.29 16.00
 16 37 422073NETELAND Bjoernar1991NOR 1:33.81 +0.98 11.40 15.00
 17 3 53980KRIECHMAYR Vincent1991AUT 1:33.88 +1.05 12.22 14.00
 18 38 54005STRIEDINGER Otmar1991AUT 1:33.99 +1.16 13.50 13.00
 19 24 531452BIESEMEYER Thomas1989USA 1:34.04 +1.21 14.08 12.00
 20 48 512042KRYENBUEHL Urs1994SUI 1:34.06 +1.23 14.31 11.00
 21 23 511981WEBER Ralph1993SUI 1:34.07 +1.24 14.43 10.00
 22 14 192746THEAUX Adrien1984FRA 1:34.08 +1.25 14.54 9.00
 23 29 194298GIEZENDANNER Blaise1991FRA 1:34.09 +1.26 14.66 8.00
 24 44 512124HINTERMANN Niels1995SUI 1:34.10 +1.27 14.78 7.00
 25 31 512039ROULIN Gilles1994SUI 1:34.24 +1.41 16.40 6.00
 26 7 291459PARIS Dominik1989ITA 1:34.26 +1.43 16.64 5.00
 27 4 51215BAUMANN Romed1986AUT 1:34.33 +1.50 17.45 4.00
 28 30 561217KOSI Klemen1991SLO 1:34.36 +1.53 17.80 3.00
 29 51 191740CLAREY Johan1981FRA 1:34.40 +1.57 18.27 2.00
 30 41 501987MONSEN Felix1994SWE 1:34.43 +1.60 18.61 1.00
 30 34 422120SAUGESTAD Stian1992NOR 1:34.43 +1.60 18.61 1.00
 32 6 100558COOK Dustin1989CAN 1:34.47 +1.64 19.08
 33 46 934568RUBIE Brennan1991USA 1:34.48 +1.65 19.20
 34 50 6530104BENNETT Bryce1992USA 1:34.49 +1.66 19.31
 35 55 180570ROMAR Andreas1989FIN 1:34.50 +1.67 19.43
 36 1 511313JANKA Carlo1986SUI 1:34.54 +1.71 19.89
 37 20 202059FERSTL Josef1988GER 1:34.56 +1.73 20.13
 38 47 6290540DE VETTORI Matteo1993ITA 1:34.69 +1.86 21.64
 38 22 202535DRESSEN Thomas1993GER 1:34.69 +1.86 21.64
 40 35 54076KOECK Niklas1992AUT 1:34.70 +1.87 21.76
 41 32 6290985BUZZI Emanuele1994ITA 1:34.76 +1.93 22.45
 41 25 511139KUENG Patrick1984SUI 1:34.76 +1.93 22.45
 43 36 54209KRENN Christoph1994AUT 1:34.90 +2.07 24.08
 44 33 103762WERRY Tyler1991CAN 1:34.92 +2.09 24.32
 45 8 530874GANONG Travis1988USA 1:34.95 +2.12 24.66
 46 54 191964POISSON David1982FRA 1:34.96 +2.13 24.78
 47 16 530939WEIBRECHT Andrew1986USA 1:35.19 +2.36 27.46
 48 42 6290845BOSCA Guglielmo1993ITA 1:35.27 +2.44 28.39
 49 52 110324VON APPEN Henrik1994CHI 1:35.42 +2.59 30.13
 50 56 380341ULLRICH Max1994CRO 1:36.01 +3.18 37.00
 51 21 102271HUDEC Jan1981CZE 1:37.52 +4.69 54.56
 52 58 390041LUIK Juhan1997EST 1:38.86 +6.03 70.15
Did not start 1st run
 57 170159VORRE Marcus1998DEN
 45 934643GOLDBERG Jared1991USA
 27 194190ROGER Brice1990FRA
Did not finish 1st run
 49 561067PERKO Rok1985SLO
 43 103512FRISCH Jeffrey1984CAN
 39 53981KROELL Johannes1991AUT