Marco Odermatt secured two SuperG Alpine Ski World Cup wins in 24 hours in Cortina d’Ampezzo on Sunday (29 January).
And the Swiss almost won the title in the series as the closest contender Alexander Aamodt Kilde missed the gate at the Delta bend in the upper half of the field.
A household favourite Dominika Parys (+0.76) was second ahead of Austria Daniel Hemetsberger (+1.03) with a 33-year-old German woman Andrew Sander (+1.07) equaling his career-best World Cup finish of fourth.
Wincenty Kriechmayr he was faster than anyone at the top of the descent, but a mistake at the Delta corner cost him precious time as he finished fifth.
Odermatt took the boldest line on the Delta’s left bend, simply making another goal. And although he is still recovering from the knee injury he sustained in Kitzbühel a week ago, he rode brilliantly for the rest of the tour, winning by more than three-quarters of a second.
The 25-year-old’s fourth Super G victory – the 19th World Cup win of his career – extended his lead over Kilde to 148 points with just two races to go.
Odermatt also strengthened its position in the overall World Cup standings, gaining 313 points ahead of its Norwegian rival before the World Cup break.