Alexis Pinturault, 7th at 0”86 from Mauro Caviezel : “It’s a good top 10, I didn’t necessarily leave at the right time. But it was good skiing given my bib (15). I’m pretty happy I chose to line up with this super-G. Despite the profile of the track and the difficult snow conditions, not to mention a route by the Norwegian coach who favored fairly straight lines, I am doing quite well.
I am finding my bearings in super-G, I still have to progress on this type of low-technical profile, but the mission is fulfilled. I don’t think I will be lining up for more super-Gs this season though. Val Gardena, for example (December 18), is placed on the calendar just before important races for me technically. Kilde (12th) and Odermatt (13th) finish behind me? It’s always good to take overall, but these aren’t the only two athletes who can perform well in multiple disciplines. “
Mauro Caviezel, winner in 1’01”34 : “It’s pretty amazing to win my first race after my Achilles tendon surgery in June. I’m surprised all the more since I didn’t have a very good feeling after the last training session on Friday. I gave everything today, and I am rewarded with this first victory of my career in the World Cup. I know that I still have work ahead of me to be on top physically. The weather conditions were complicated, but I put that aside. “
Blaise Giezendanner, 17th at 1”14 : “It was complicated. There was the pressure of the first race of the season. I had a lump in my stomach. I’m happy with myself, I think I’m having a good race. This is in line with my two downhill training (7th and 10th). The podium is 5 tenths away but if I put 2 tenths more, I’m 30th. Finishing 17th in this race, I take it, both hands forward. ”
Johan Clarey, thirty seventh at 2’10 ” : “I put all the things on a door, my race was over after 25 seconds. I had good emotions on sure sections, if I wish to retain slightly constructive, however I used to be not very good and it price me very very pricey. The circumstances weren’t very straightforward, we actually could not see something as a result of it was snowing onerous, however it was not harmful as a result of there was no wind. I’ll attempt to re-mobilize for tomorrow. “