SP in downhill skiing in Aspen. Men – downhill, 4 March 2023. Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde.
Aspen (USA) – Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won the sixth meeting of the World Cup season in Aspen and defended the small crystal globe. The Norwegian skier beat his rivals by a class difference, second James Crawford from Canada lost 61 hundredths of a second and Swiss world champion Marco Odermatt another two hundredths. Overall, Kilde claimed his 21st career cup win.
Photogallery: SP in downhill skiing 2022/23
“It's already a very nice season,” Kilde said in a televised interview. Until the end, the skiers have only one downhill in the final in Solden and Kilde has a lead of 206 points over Vicente Kriechmayr. The Austrian finished fourth today.
Odermatt leads the SP overall standings with a big lead of 346 points, the downhill riders still have seven more races to go. “It will be very difficult to win the big globe, but anything can happen. You have to fight until the end,” said Kilde.
The program in Aspen, where bad weather ended the convention early on Friday, will conclude the super-giant slalom on Sunday .
SP results in downhill skiing in Aspen
Men – downhill: 1. Kilde (Nor.) 1:31.60, 2. Crawford (Kan) -0.61, 3. Odermatt (Switzerland) -0.63, 4. Kriechmayr (Aust.) 0.70, 5. Clarey (Fr .) -0.82, 6. Hintermann (Switzerland) -0.85.
Continuous ranking of the downhill (after 9 out of 10 races): 1. Kilde 720, 2. Kriechmayr 514, 3. Odermatt 446, 4. Clarey 321, 5. Crawford 306, 6. Casse (It.) 248.
Current SP standings (after 31 of 38 races): 1. Odermatt 1526, Kilde 1180, 3. Kristoffersen (Nor.) 874, 4. Kriechmayr 817, 5. Braathen (Nor.) 747, 6. Meillard (Switzerland) 726.