Double Win at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 2, 2012 3:06 pm

The crowds were holding their breath today in Kvitfjell, Norway as Austrian Klaus Kroell and Beat Feuz of Switzerland crossed the finish line of the super G.  In a very rare occurrence, the two shared the best time of the day and, in turn, share the win.

Concern about the high winds delayed the start of the competition of the already rescheduled event.  As the winds calmed, the skiers were ready for action.  It was a thrilling nail-biter that resulted in the unique situation of a tie.  Electronic timing equipment that measure to the nearest one-hundredth of a second clocked both skiers at 1 minute and 32.35 seconds.  Just 0.003 seconds behind, Kjetil Jansrud of Norway finished third.

With this win, Feuz leads in the overall tour standings by five points.  Former leader, Austrian Marcel Hirscher did not compete.  Norwegian Aksel Lund Syindal remains in the lead in the Super G standings.  And Andrew Weibrecht hold the 28th spot, the highest of all U.S. skiers. 

Ted Ligety has chosen to skip racing in Norway to train for giant slalom and slalom.  Bode Miller remains sidelined due to injury.

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