Weather Gods deprive Svindal but he still takes Globe

March 14th, 2013

While he already had the Super G Crystal Globe in the bag, HEAD World Cup Rebel Aksel Lund Svindal must have felt that the weather gods are conspiring against him in Lenzerheide. Svindal was in the hunt for the Overall and with the speed events, the Downhill and Super, his main opportunities to score points, both cancelled, Svindal declared his chances of winning the Overall over.

The final Super G race of the season was bedeviled by fog and then high wind before it was finally cancelled. After Klaus Kroell crashed and had to be helicoptered off the hill, the deteriorating conditions left FIS with no choice but to cancel. Gauthier de Tessieres, having gone number 1, was safely in the finish and had the fastest time of those that had finished. The Silver medal winner at the World Championships will rue the fact that he will not get a maiden win.

The Super G Globe will go to Aksel Lund Svindal. Svindal has won four of the five races that were completed and in the other he was second. Almost complete domination by the HEAD World Cup Rebel. Indeed his worst result all season in Super G was the bronze he won in the World Championships.

With the girl’s race cancelled as well, Julia Mancuso takes second in the season long standings leading four HEAD racers in the top five.

The domination of HEAD in the speed disciplines continued as they scored the most points in the Super G with both the men and women. No 1 speed brand!

Final standings in Super G
Men:
1. Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) HEAD
2. Matteo Marsaglio (ITA)
3. Matthias Mayer (AUT) HEAD
7. Ted Ligety (USA) HEAD
8. Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) HEAD
10. Georg Streitberger (AUT) HEAD
12. Johan Clarey (FRA) HEAD
21. Gauthier de Tessieres (FRA) HEAD

Women:
1. Tina Maze (SLO)
2. Julia Mancuso (USA) HEAD
3. Anna Fenninger (AUT) HEAD
4. Lindsey Vonn (USA) HEAD
5. Maria Hoefl-Riesch (GER) HEAD
14. Lizz Goergl (AUT) HEAD