Canadian cowboy Erik Guay made his first super-G podium since winning the world championship of the discipline as he scored the third fastest time on the Norwegian Kvitfjell course.
Wearing bib 15, Guay started without restraint to lead Sunday’s race from the starting gate to the last interval to pass the line at 0.23 seconds of the winning time.
« I felt good all week, » said the man who signed his fourth podium of the season on the circuit in a statement by Alpine Canada Alpin. Manny ( Osborne-Paradis ) and I fought and we fed each other’s energy this week. It’s great to finish the weekend with a third place and go home with a medal. »
More confident than ever, Erik Guay, now eighth overall in the discipline, draws much positive from Sunday’s event.
« I like this course because it has a bit of everything. It has more flat sections, a difficult terrain at the bottom of the course and tactical sections. I want to keep this momentum in the World Cup Finals. »
The Italian Peter Fill was the fastest skier of the day, passing the finish line at 1: 32.83 seconds. The Austrian Hannes Reichelt finished just behind the winner with a delay of 0.10 seconds.
On the ladies side, Marie-Michèle Gagnon of Quebec made an impressive performance in the Crans Montana combined, finishing at the bottom of the podium in fourth place, just 0.03 bronze.
Speed skiers will then pack up their bags and return to the American continent to compete in the World Cup Finals in Aspen, Colorado.