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ST. ANTON, Austria (AP) — It took the veteran expertise of Lara Intestine-Behrami to win a difficult World Cup super-G on Sunday.
Even Intestine-Behrami veered off the most effective racing line earlier than making two gates on a quick, twisting course as she completed 0.16 forward of Marta Bassino of Italy. World Cup super-G champion Corinne Suter was third, trailing her Switzerland teammate by 0.20.
Racing early with the No. 5 bib, Intestine-Behrami took a route few might observe — 11 of the primary 25 top-ranked starters failed to finish the course.
They included Sofia Goggia, the winner of Saturday’s downhill, who lasted barely 10 seconds earlier than snowboarding out.
Intestine-Behrami’s thirteenth win in World Cup super-G got here greater than 12 years after her debut victory in a self-discipline that calls for velocity and technical capacity to improvise.
Tremendous-G differs from downhill as a result of racers don’t get a coaching run on the course. They see the gate-setting up shut in an early-morning course inspection.
The observe Sunday had 36 turning gates designed by a France workforce coach.
French racer Tiffany Gauthier was amongst two top-20 starters disqualified for going straight by means of the second-last gate. They carried an excessive amount of velocity to regulate their direct strategy forward of the end.
The race situations — brilliant sunshine and icy minus-11 Celsius (12 Fahrenheit) temperatures — have been suited to quick snowboarding.
Intestine-Behrami’s prime velocity approaching 122 kph (76 mph) was the identical clocked by some downhill racers sooner or later earlier.
Now 29, the 2016 World Cup general champion gained each of her profession season-long self-discipline titles in super-G.
Intestine-Behrami was set to rise to fifth within the general standings, forward of three-time champion Mikaela Shiffrin. The American star is skipping velocity races to deal with slalom and big slalom.
General chief Petra Vlhova collected 12 factors after ending nineteenth.
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