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Kvitfjell Super-G Cancelled Due to Weather; 2019-20 Speed Season Complete

By Megan Harrod
March, 8 2020
Kvitfjell, Norway

Due to the rain and snow mix, as well as fog in Kvitfjell, Norway on Sunday morning, the jury together with the organizing committee, decided to cancel the final super-G of the 2019-20 FIS Ski World Cup season. 

In a somewhat anticlimactic finish to an already challenging season, rife with weather issues and the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, Switzerland's Mauro Caviezel took the super-G globe with 365 points, with Austria's Vincent Kriechmayr in second with 362 points, and Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde in third with 336 points. 

The Americans had two athletes in the top 25 in the super-G standings, with Travis Ganong in 12th and Ryan Cochran-Siegle in 20th. Steven Nyman finished just one point outside the top 25, finishing ranked 26th. 

The Crystal Globe chase continues, with Aleksander regaining the lead in the overall with 1,202 points over French tech savant Alexis Pinturault with 1,148 points after failing to finish in the top 30 in Saturday’s downhill. Unfortunately for Aleksander, super-G was one of his best events, and this will be a disadvantage for him heading into the final tech series of the season, where Alexis excels. Alexis was second in the last slalom, in Schladming, Austria and won the giant slalom in Hinterstoder, Austria, while Aleksander was sixth in the giant slalom.

Up next for the men is a giant slalom and slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia on March 14-15. With the cancellation of World Cup Finals in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, the Kranjska Gora races will be the final races of the season.