Marco Odermatt wins the big globe, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde wins the small downhill globe

The Swiss Marco Odermatt officially won the general classification of the World Cup on Wednesday in Courchevel for the first time in his career, and succeeds the Frenchman Alexis Pinturault. At 24, crowned Olympic giant slalom champion in China last month, this immense talent brought Switzerland its first big men’s globe since Carlo Janka in 2010.

Largely at the top of the standings, Odermatt did not need many points to secure his big globe. By finishing second in the Courchevel downhill, he freed himself from all pressure for the end of his week in Savoie.

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, five in a row

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won the small downhill globe thanks to his fourth place on Wednesday. This is the fifth time in a row that the Norwegian has won the specialty classification. Already assured of the super-G globe, Kilde has kept enough points ahead (13) over the Swiss Beat Feuz (3rd in the downhill on Wednesday) to win the specialty globe.

Almost in the background behind the trophies won by Odermatt and Kilde, it was nevertheless Vincent Kriechmayr who won the last downhill of the season in Courchevel. The Austrian finished ahead of the Swiss Odermatt (+0’34) and Beat Feuz (+0’54).


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