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Biesemeyer 19th in Kvitfjell Super G

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USSA
2017-02-26 09:59
 

KVITFJELL, Norway (Feb. 26, 2017) - Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) was the top-placed American in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G, won by Italy’s Peter Fill.

It was a career-first super G victory for Fill, as Austria’s Hannes Reichelt was second, and Canada’s Erik Guay finished third. Biesemeyer was 19th.  Brennan Rubie (Salt Lake City) finished 33rd, Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, CA) 34th, Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) 45th and Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) in 47th.

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher, who did not race the Kvitfjell speed events, continues to lead the overall World cup standings with 1,275 points. Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud, who was seventh Sunday, moved up to second overall with 871 points. Jansrud also leads the overall super G standings with 365 points.

"It was tough for me today," said Biesemeyer after the race. "I haven’t been able to race the downhills because of my shoulder and I’m having knee issues. Honestly, I had zero expectations for today. I had a mistake at the bottom that I think cost me a top 10, but all in all it was a good performance under the circumstances of where I’m at physically." 

Up next, the men travel to Kranjska Gora, Slovenia for the final two World Cup races of the season, a giant slalom and slalom, March 4-5.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Italy’s Peter Fill won his first career Audis FIS Ski World Cup super G Sunday in Kvitfjell, Norway.
  • Austria’s Hannes Reichelt was second, and Canada’s Erik Guay finished third.
  • Tommy Biesemeyer was the top-placed American in 19th.
  • Road to Aspen: Austria’s Marcel Hirscher, who did not race the Kvitfjell speed events, continues to lead the overall World cup standings with 1,275 points. Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud, who was seventh Sunday, moved up to second overall with 871 points. Jansrud also leads the overall super G standings with 365 points.

QUOTES

Tommy Biesemeyer
It was tough for me today. I haven’t been able to race the downhills because of my shoulder and I’m having knee issues. Honestly, I had zero expectations for today. I had a mistake at the bottom that I think cost me a top 10, but all in all it was a good performance under the circumstances of where I’m at physically.   

BROADCAST AND LIVE STREAMING (times EST)

Sunday, Feb. 26
7:00 p.m. – men’s super G – Universal HD

RESULTS
Men’s super G