Lara Gut-Behrami is the absolute favorite in the women’s super-G World Cup – anything but gold would be a slight disappointment.
World Cup silver (2013) and World Cup bronze (2017) Lara Gut-Behrami (at that time still called “Good”) has already won the Super-G. The chances of completing the set of medals have rarely been as good as this year.
“I am able to call up such runs despite being tired,” said Gut-Behrami a week ago in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. She had just taken her fourth win in a row in the 5th Super-G of the season.
Her World Cup victories 27 to 30 were impressive: at the home race in Crans-Montana, she outclassed the competition with a lead of 0.93 s and more, and her opponents could hardly match the Ticino at the two appearances in Garmisch keep up.
Now, in addition to her incredible shape, the 29-year-old is also rested – who should stop her now?
- Corinne Suter (SUI)
- Tamara Tippler (AUT)
- Ester Ledecka (CZE)
- Petra Vlhova (SVK)
The discipline winner from last season did not get up to speed as desired this winter, but she impressively underpinned her consistency with places 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9.
Women’s Super G on Tuesday
The former had already amazed everyone with gold at the 2018 Olympics and also won the 1st race of the season, while the overall World Cup leader Vlhova recently showed with a 2nd place that she can also break a little when it comes to speed.
The Italian duo
- Federica Brignone
- Marta Bassino
With Federica Brignone and Marta Bassino, two Italians have a chance to win a medal. Both are characterized by their consistency and this winter regularly made it into the top 10 and made it onto the podium 3 times.
The big absentee in the Italian team is downhill dominator Sofia Goggia, who after a fall in Garmisch at the end of January is out for the rest of the season.
The other Swiss women
- Michelle Gisin
- Priska Nufer
The all-rounder is still waiting for an absolute top result in the Super-G this winter, but can lead a total of 5 career positions in the top 5. Nufer made for exclamation marks this winter with places 6 and 8.
The defending champion
The five-time gold winner also competes to defend her title in the Super-G – without having contested a single race this winter. She considers a win to be unrealistic: Gut-Behrami is currently too strong, according to the American.
The podium at the last World Cup
- 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA)
- 2. Sofia Goggia (ITA)
- 3. Corinne Suter (SUI)