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Men’s Super G – Beaver Creek 2017

Men’s Super G – Beaver Creek 2017

First, let’s take a look at the last week s Super G race in Lake Louise, where Kjetil Jansrud won the first Super G race of this World Cup season. Max Franz finished in second place behind Kjetil Jansrud in the Lake Louise Super G last week. It was only his second World Cup podium in this event after the third place in Kitzbühel in 2014. Franz has won one World Cup race, the Downhill in Val Gardena on 17 December 2016. The third place was claimed by Hannes Reichelt. Kilde Aleksander Aamodt finished fourth, while Aksel Lund Svindal finished in fifth place. Italians Christof Innerhofer (sixth), Dominik Paris (seventh) and Peter Fill (eighth) all finished in the top eight in this event last week.

 

Men’s Super G – Beaver Creek 2017

 

As mentioned before, Kjetil Jansrud won the first Super G race of this World Cup season, in Lake Louise last week. Last season, Jansrud won the opening three World Cup races in this event, in Val d’Isère, Val Gardena and Santa Caterina. Jansrud can become the second man to win the opening two Super G races in two separate World Cup seasons, after Hermann Maier (1997/98 and 1999/2000). Jansrud has won 10 World Cup races in the Super G, joint-third most among men alongside Pirmin Zurbriggen. Only Maier (24) and Aksel Lund Svindal (15) have won more. Jansrud’s only podium finish in a World Cup Super G event in the United States was a second place in Beaver Creek in 2014. Svindal (2008) and Bjarne Solbakken (2003) are the only Norwegian men to have won a World Cup Super G race in Beaver Creek. Jansrud has claimed 20 wins in World Cup races in all disciplines. Among Norwegian men, only Svindal (32) and Kjetil André Aamodt (21) have more. The Norwegian has won 18 World Cup events in the speed disciplines (10 Super G, 8 Downhill), joint-seventh most among men alongside D. Cuche. Currently joint-favourite with Hannes Reichelt(both priced 4.88 at Pinnacle) for an outright win.

Hannes Reichelt finished on the podium in each of the last three Super G races in the World Cup. He finished second in Kvitfjell (February), won the race in Aspen (March) and claimed third place in Lake Louise last week. In Aspen, Reichelt (36 years, 254 days) became the second-oldest man to win a World Cup Super G race, after Didier Cuche who won in Crans-Montana in 2012 aged 37-192. Reichelt will be 37 years and 149 days old on the day of the race in Beaver Creek. Cuche is the only 37-year-old to date to win a men’s World Cup race, three in the Downhill (Lake Louise, Kitzbuehel, Garmisch-Partenkirchen) and one Super G in Crans-Montana. Reichelt has won six Super G races in the World Cup, joint-sixth among men alongside Cuche, Günther Mader, Markus Wasmeier and Stephan Eberharter. Three of his six World Cup Super G wins came in Beaver Creek (2005, 2007, 2014), a record among men in this discipline. He also claimed two third places in this event in the US ski resort. In all disciplines, only H. Maier (6), A. Lund Svindal (5), T. Ligety (5) and B. Miller (4) have won more World Cup races in Beaver Creek. Reichelt can become the fourth man to claim four World Cup Super G wins in a single host city, after Svindal (6 in Lake Louise, 4 in Val Gardena), Maier (5 in Kitzbühel, 4 in Lake Louise) and Kjetil Jansrud (4 in Kvitfjell).  At the 2015 World Championships in Beaver Creek, Reichelt won the Super G, his only career world title. Currently joint-favourite with Kjetil Jansrud(both priced 4.88 at Pinnacle) for an outright win.

Last week, Aksel Lund Svindal made his comeback to the competition. He finished third in the Downhill and fifth in the Super G in Lake Louise. Svindal has claimed 12 podium finishes in his last 18 World Cup appearances in the Super G: nine wins, two second places and one third place. Svindal has won 32 World Cup races in all disciplines, ranking him ninth all-time among men. Bode Miller is in eighth place on 33 wins. Fifteen of those wins came in the Super G, only trailing Hermann Maier(24) among men. Maier (39) is also the only man to have won more World Cup races in the speed events than Svindal (27). Svindal’s last World Cup race win came in the Super G in Kitzbühel on 22 January 2016. Svindal (2008) and Bjarne Solbakken (2003) are the only Norwegian men to have won a World Cup Super G race in Beaver Creek. In all disciplines, Svindal has claimed a record 12 World Cup podiums in Beaver Creek. Only Maier (6) has won more World Cup races in the US ski resort than Svindal (5). Svindal has only won more World Cup races in Lake Louise (8) than in Beaver Creek (5). He has also won five races in Val Gardena. Available at the odds of 5.52 at Pinnacle for an outright win.

Max Franz finished in second place behind Kjetil Jansrud in the Lake Louise Super G last week. It was only his second World Cup podium in this event after a third place in Kitzbühel in 2014. Franz has won one World Cup race, the Downhill in Val Gardena on 17 December 2016. Priced 6.00 at Bet365 for a podium finish, but the odds are way lower than they should be, mostly because of his second place last week.

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde finished in the top four in 10 of his last 11 World Cup appearances in the Super G, with his 22nd place in Val d’Isère in 2016 as the only exception. Kilde has won two World Cup events, the Downhill in Garmisch Partenkirchen on 30 January 2016 and the Super G in Hinterstoder on 27 February 2016. Currently priced at 3.75 at Bet365 for the podium finish.

As mentioned before, Italians Christof Innerhofer, Dominik Paris and Peter Fill all finished in the top eight previous week in Lake Louise. They all have the upset factor for a podium finish or even a win, I am going to take my chances with Dominik Paris and Peter Fill, both priced at 9.00 at Bet365, for a podium finish.

Prediction: Kjetil Jansrud to win
Odds: 5.00 Bet365, 4.88 Pinnacle

Prediction: Aleksander Aamodt Kilde Podium Finish
Odds: 3.75 Bet365

Prediction: Dominik Paris Podium Finish
Odds: 9.00 Bet365

Prediction: Peter Fill Podium Finish
Odds: 9.00 Bet365


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