Norwegian skier Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won the World Cup classification on the downhill, just like last year. The 30-year-old Kilde secured the overall victory by winning his sixth descent of the season in Aspen. “What a feeling, this has been a very nice year,” said the Norwegian, whose American girlfriend Mikaela Shiffrin won the overall women’s World Cup in Kvitfjell, Norway, earlier on Saturday.
Kilde was the fastest on the 2750 meter long track in Colorado with 1.31.60. He was 0.61 seconds ahead of Canadian James Crawford. Marco Odermatt from Switzerland finished third at 0.63 seconds. The Austrian Vincent Kriechmayr, who also won three downhill races for the World Cup this season, did not get further than fourth place. Kriechmayr is now more than 200 points behind Kilde and can no longer keep the Norwegian from winning the overall World Cup classification in this discipline.
In the overall World Cup standings, Kilde is second, with 346 points less than the leading Odermatt.
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