Vincent Kriechmayr was the first Austrian since Hannes Reichelt in 2008 to win the small crystal ball for the Super-G ranking. The Upper Austrian took 83 points ahead of the Swiss Marco Odermatt in the final in Lenzerheide, due to fog, the Super G women and men planned for Thursday were canceled. In the women’s category, the Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami was already the winner of the discipline. On Friday the team competition is on the program.
The ÖSV men are writing two crystals after a ballless preseason in winter 2020/21, last Sunday the Carinthian Marco Schwarz won the slalom classification in Kranjska Gora prematurely. In the overall World Cup, Frenchman Alexis Pinturault has a 31-point lead over Odermatt before the final races in giant slalom and slalom, while Slovak Petra Vlhova takes 96 points of cushions on Gut-Behrami into the weekend.
Contrary to the forecast, a large amount of fresh snow came together in the Lenzerheide on Thursday night, which made extensive work on the slopes necessary. The decision to prepare the reserve start was made early, but this was also in the middle of the thick fog bank. It quickly became clear that the starting times of 9:30 a.m. for women and 11 a.m. for men would not hold up. Finally, at 11.15 a.m., the final cancellation took place. The departures had already been canceled on Wednesday.