With one World Cup super-G race left on the 2018 calendar, Norwegian Attacking Viking Kjetil Jansrud clinched his third career super-G globe on Sunday after winning his hometown race in Kvitfjell, Norway, ahead of Swiss rival Beat Feuz in second and France’s Brice Roger in third. With Sunday’s victory, Jansrud has now won seven World Cup speed races in Kvitfjell, five of them in super-G.

“It feels amazing,” he shared after the race. “It’s been a few times and you never expect it to happen again but then it does. It’s an amazing day building on a pretty insane track record in super-G so I’m very happy.”

The Attacking vikings have also won every overall super-G globe since 2012, with Jansrud, Aksel Lund Svindal, and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde sharing the seven titles.

“It has been the Norwegian discipline for quite a while now and I’m not sure why,” Jansrud admitted. “If I knew then it would be six or seven Norwegian guys on top and it isn’t, but somehow we keep on fighting hard and end up on top and it’s every time a proud moment for us.”

This season in particular has been an interesting one in super-G as four different men have taken home victories with Jansrud being the only repeat winner so far as he also won the opening race in Lake Louise, Canada, last November.

“It makes for a tighter cup when you have different winners,” he added. “I thought for me the biggest challenge was not making points in Val Gardena, which is normally one of my strongest hills. I got a feeling that it was going to be tough there.”

Switzerland’s Feuz has been on the podium seven times this season, but Sunday’s runner-up finish was only his second of the year in super-G. Feuz has also finished either first or second on each of his World Cup podiums this season. The Swiss was also the Olympic bronze medalist in super-G last month.

“Until the Olympics it wasn’t working so well for me in super-G, but now I found a way to be more relaxed on my skis and can do well also in that discipline,” Feuz said. “The confidence from the Olympic medal and the fact that I really like this hill also helped.”

Roger surprised everyone — including himself — with his performance. Image Credit: GEPA Pictures/Matic Klansek

The surprise of the day came from France’s Brice Roger who charged from the 49th start position to match his career-best World Cup finish in third, 0.33 seconds behind Jansrud.

“Super-G has been really hard for me this season,” said Roger. “I found my pace in downhill but was struggling a lot in super-G. I had nothing to lose and this morning I chose to change something in my setup and it worked. Before the race, I was looking at the standings and I needed a top five to have a chance to go to Finals. I thought I had no chance and now I get a bonus race to conclude the season. I’m super happy.”

The Americans were led by Jared Goldberg in 16th place and was the only American to find the points on Sunday. Bryce Bennett and Andrew Weibrecht finished in 37th and 38th place, respectively, with Ryan Cochran-Siegle in 39th and Wiley Maple in 48th.

The top 25 ranked men from each discipline now head to Are, Sweden, for World Cup finals March 14-18.


Top 10

1. Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) – Head/Head/Head
2. Beat Feuz (SUI) – Head/Head/Head
3. Brice Roger (FRA) – Rossignol/Rossignol/Look
4. Adrian Smiseth Sejersted (NOR) – Atomic/Atomic/Atomic
5. Manuel Osborne-Paradis (CAN) – Head/Head/Head
6. Mauro Caviezel (SUI) – Atomic/Atomic/Atomic
7. Hannes Reichelt (AUT) – Salomon/Salomon/Salomon
8. Max Franz (AUT) – Atomic/Atomic/Atomic
8. Thomas Dressen (GER) – Rossignol/Rossignol/Look
10. Andreas Sander (GER) – Atomic/Atomic/Atomic


Official Results

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Total Time Diff. FIS Points WC Points
 1  9  421483 JANSRUD Kjetil 1985 NOR  1:33.21  0.00  100
 2  15  511383 FEUZ Beat 1987 SUI  1:33.43  +0.22  2.55  80
 3  49  194190 ROGER Brice 1990 FRA  1:33.54  +0.33  3.82  60
 4  25  422310 SEJERSTED Adrian Smiseth 1994 NOR  1:33.55  +0.34  3.94  50
 5  30  102899 OSBORNE-PARADIS Manuel 1984 CAN  1:33.65  +0.44  5.10  45
 6  16  511513 CAVIEZEL Mauro 1988 SUI  1:33.66  +0.45  5.21  40
 7  5  50742 REICHELT Hannes 1980 AUT  1:33.68  +0.47  5.45  36
 8  17  53817 FRANZ Max 1989 AUT  1:33.78  +0.57  6.60  32
 8  2  202535 DRESSEN Thomas 1993 GER  1:33.78  +0.57  6.60  32
 10  12  200379 SANDER Andreas 1989 GER  1:33.79  +0.58  6.72  26
 11  26  422120 SAUGESTAD Stian 1992 NOR  1:33.81  +0.60  6.95  24
 12  19  192746 THEAUX Adrien 1984 FRA  1:33.87  +0.66  7.65  22
 13  13  53980 KRIECHMAYR Vincent 1991 AUT  1:33.88  +0.67  7.76  20
 14  6  293006 INNERHOFER Christof 1984 ITA  1:33.89  +0.68  7.88  18
 15  38  6290985 BUZZI Emanuele 1994 ITA  1:33.93  +0.72  8.34  16
 16  37  934643 GOLDBERG Jared 1991 USA  1:34.01  +0.80  9.27  15
 17  23  512039 ROULIN Gilles 1994 SUI  1:34.03  +0.82  9.50  14
 18  10  54009 WALDER Christian 1991 AUT  1:34.04  +0.83  9.62  13
 19  46  194167 MUZATON Maxence 1990 FRA  1:34.07  +0.86  9.96  12
 20  22  51215 BAUMANN Romed 1986 AUT  1:34.08  +0.87  10.08  11
 21  61  103271 THOMSEN Benjamin 1987 CAN  1:34.23  +1.02  11.82  10
 22  14  194298 GIEZENDANNER Blaise 1991 FRA  1:34.26  +1.05  12.17  9
 22  3  422139 KILDE Aleksander Aamodt 1992 NOR  1:34.26  +1.05  12.17  9
 24  20  100558 COOK Dustin 1989 CAN  1:34.38  +1.17  13.56  7
 25  27  512042 KRYENBUEHL Urs 1994 SUI  1:34.39  +1.18  13.67  6
 25  18  202059 FERSTL Josef 1988 GER  1:34.39  +1.18  13.67  6
 27  54  6291625 SCHIEDER Florian 1995 ITA  1:34.41  +1.20  13.90  4
 28  34  194858 ALLEGRE Nils 1994 FRA  1:34.42  +1.21  14.02  3
 29  33  54209 KRENN Christoph 1994 AUT  1:34.44  +1.23  14.25  2
 29  32  561217 KOSI Klemen 1991 SLO  1:34.44  +1.23  14.25  2
 31  57  191740 CLAREY Johan 1981 FRA  1:34.56  +1.35  15.64  0
 32  50  194650 PICCARD Roy 1993 FRA  1:34.59  +1.38  15.99  0
 33  1  291459 PARIS Dominik 1989 ITA  1:34.61  +1.40  16.22  0
 34  43  104096 THOMPSON Broderick 1994 CAN  1:34.75  +1.54  17.84  0
 35  39  54005 STRIEDINGER Otmar 1991 AUT  1:34.87  +1.66  19.23  0
 36  53  170131 FAARUP Christoffer 1992 DEN  1:34.89  +1.68  19.47  0
 37  58  6530104 BENNETT Bryce 1992 USA  1:34.94  +1.73  20.05  0
 38  29  530939 WEIBRECHT Andrew 1986 USA  1:34.95  +1.74  20.16  0
 39  40  53981 KROELL Johannes 1991 AUT  1:34.96  +1.75  20.28  0
 40  4  561216 KLINE Bostjan 1991 SLO  1:35.19  +1.98  22.94  0
 41  28  6530319 COCHRAN-SIEGLE Ryan 1992 USA  1:35.22  +2.01  23.29  0
 42  44  512038 ROGENTIN Stefan 1994 SUI  1:35.31  +2.10  24.33  0
 43  36  512031 BARANDUN Gian Luca 1994 SUI  1:35.37  +2.16  25.03  0
 44  47  561310 HROBAT Miha 1995 SLO  1:35.39  +2.18  25.26  0
 45  41  293550 MARSAGLIA Matteo 1985 ITA  1:35.51  +2.30  26.65  0
 46  21  511981 WEBER Ralph 1993 SUI  1:35.61  +2.40  27.81  0
 47  56  180570 ROMAR Andreas 1989 FIN  1:35.78  +2.57  29.78  0
 48  62  930024 MAPLE Wiley 1990 USA  1:36.13  +2.92  33.83  0
 49  8  511638 TUMLER Thomas 1989 SUI  1:36.20  +2.99  34.64  0
 50  45  501987 MONSEN Felix 1994 SWE  1:36.43  +3.22  37.31  0
 51  64  390041 LUIK Juhan 1997 EST  1:39.91  +6.70  77.63  0
Did not finish 1st run
 60  700878 BENDIK Martin 1993 SVK  0
 59  430472 KLUSAK Michal 1990 POL  0
 55  202525 SCHMID Manuel 1993 GER  0
 52  6190006 SCHULLER Victor 1995 FRA  0
 51  422278 WINDINGSTAD Rasmus 1993 NOR  0
 42  511529 GISIN Marc 1988 SUI  0
 35  422073 NETELAND Bjoernar 1991 NOR  0
 31  990081 CASSE Mattia 1990 ITA  0
 24  561255 CATER Martin 1992 SLO  0
 11  53902 MAYER Matthias 1990 AUT  0
 7  421328 SVINDAL Aksel Lund 1982 NOR  0
Did not start 1st run
 63  370031 ALESSANDRIA Arnaud 1993 MON  0
 48  511847 MANI Nils 1992 SUI  0
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