Riesch celebrates victory in Whistler’s Super Combined

February 25th, 2008

Taking the World Cup Super Combined win in Whistler, Canada, HEAD racer Maria Riesch proved once more that she’s currently in great shape. The German all-round athlete won in 2:10.07. Her HEAD team colleague Elisabeth Görgl of Austria finished 5th after an amazing slalom performance.

Super G and Slalom

At the testing site for the 2010 Winter Games, the Super Combined consisted of a Super G race and a Slalom run. Maria Riesch was able to lay the foundations for her victory already in the Super G race, posting the best time of the day by four tenths of a second, and managed to hold off the competition in the following Slalom.

Over-all World Cup Remaining Open

Due to the 100 points Riesch cashed in by winning the Super Combined, the Overall World Cup remains open. The HEAD racer is currently on third position, only 121 points behind. With eight more races to come, 23 year-old Riesch can still strive for triumph in the battle for the World Cup title.