Lara Gut of Switzerland was unstoppable on the Raptor Super G course today in Beaver Creek, Colorado (USA). With a winning time of 1:18.42, she defeated three Austrians with Elisabeth Goergl in second place with a time of 1:19.34 and Nicole Hosp in fourth position 1:19.53.
“I was not sure what the right technique was going to be before the start”, said the young Swiss. “I was very aggressive in the top section and made two mistakes because of that. I understood then what was the best way to continue and I managed to be very clean on the line until the finish line. When you like the slope, everything feels easier. The snow was great and the course set was also fine. It is simply a lot of fun to ski the raptor. I have been working everyday to ski faster, so hopefully it will go on!”
With 300 points out of 3 races, Lara Gut moves 125 points clear at the top of the overall standings over the runner-up of the day, Anna Fenninger. Lara Gut will now have to switch to giant slalom mode to keep the run going. “I am just going to sleep a bit this afternoon and I should be fine for tomorrow”, she concluded with a big smile.