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Stefan Rogentin celebrated his first World Cup victory. © ANSA / GIAN EHRENZELLER

Swiss demonstration of power with a premiere

Switzerland is currently the clear number 1 skiing nation in the World Cup: the Swiss impressively demonstrated this at the final Super-G in Saalbach-Hinterglemm.

The Swiss celebrated a triple victory in the Super-G at the World Cup final on Friday. The superstar of the scene, Marco Odermatt, came fifth and thus secured the small crystal ball.

The victory went to Stefan Rogentin, who is at the top of the World Cup for the first time ever - and in his 100th race. The in-form Loic Meillard was only beaten by the 29-year-old by 3 hundredths. Arnaud Boisset came third, for whom it was his first time on the podium. Comebacker Cyprien Sarrazin ended up in fourth place. The Frenchman is the only non-Swiss in the top five.

Looked satisfied at the finish: Dominik Paris (6th). © APA/afp / JOE KLAMAR

But it was also a race with start numbers - due to the warm temperatures. In addition to Odermatt, Dominik Paris and Vincent Kriechmayr didn't actually make any mistakes. They took 6th place at the same time. Odermatt missed his 14th win of the season on Friday - that would have been a new world record in the men's World Cup. 5th place is his weakest overall Super-G result this winter.

A South Tyrolean debut

The 21-year-old Max Perathoner, on the other hand, celebrated his World Cup debut. The junior world champion from Val Gardena finished in 3nd place, almost 22 seconds behind. The finale in Saalbach continues with the women's downhill on Saturday, before the men's downhill takes place on Sunday. Sarrazin is still fighting for the small ball with Odermatt. Each event starts at 11.15:XNUMX a.m.


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