Austrian Vincent Kriechmayr Takes The Super G Points Lead

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Though the Men's Downhill race was canceled due to weather, it wasn't enough to put an end to the Super G race. Through the dense fog, one man was able to emerge as the victor this past Friday, December 20, at Val Gardena Gröden, Italy.

Vincent Kriechmayr was able to take another Super G victory, though it was a very tight one. Finishing the day with a time of 1:13.84, Kriechmayr was only 0.05 of a second ahead of Kjetil Jansrud of Norway. This would have been Jansrud's third victory at this venue, and 13th career Super G win, had he been able to hold off Kriechmary.

The third spot on the podium was also very tight, being just 0.22 of a second off the leader. In that spot stood German racer Thomas Dressen, making his second podium appearance this season after taking first place at Lake Louise in Downhill.

The points awarded to Kriechmayr have put him in first place in this discipline, as well as in first place overall until the Giant Slalom race that took place just two days later. The overall points lead now belongs to Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen.

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