Cochran-Siegle Top Five, Shiffrin Top 15 in Super-G
Ryan Cochran-Siegle secured his season best result in today’s super-G in Soldeu, Andorra. Cochran-Siegle ended in fourth place, just shy of the podium by 0.14 hundredths.
“I definitely got lucky with my bib draw so I just tried to do my best to take advantage of that,” said Cochran-Siegle.
The top spot went to the super-G FIS overall super-G crystal globe winner, Swiss skier Marco Odermatt. Second place went to Austrian skier Marco Schwarz, and third place went to Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde.
It was sunny and very warm for the men’s race which influenced the results the later the day went on. The course workers tried to help the situation with salt, but the warm sun pierced its way through the snow. Despite the varying conditions, Cochran-Siegle is happy to end the season on a high note and work towards the future to make next season better.
“Best result of the year, but also knowing I can't hide behind the rest of the season, I want to get a lot better than how I was performing this year,” said Cochran-Siegle. “So figuring it out mentally, physically, then also just the equipment and my approach on race day.”
Cochran-Siegle plans to take some time off and start his prep for the next season ahead.
Mikaela Shiffrin also raced today in the women’s super-G. Shiffrin landed in 14th place.
“I'm looking forward to the final two races this season,” said Shiffrin. “It can always be a little bit tiring at World Cup finals. But it's also kind of such a pleasure to be here racing with no pressure from the globe.”
Similar to the men, the winner of the super-G also went to the overall super-G FIS crystal globe winner, Lara Gut-Behrami. Second place went to Italian skier Federica Brignone, and third place to Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel.
Shiffrin has already secured her fifth overall globe, the slalom globe and the giant slalom globe for her record-breaking season.
“I'm motivated to just finish the season strong, and I think, actually quite a few athletes are so looking forward to see how it turns out,” said Shiffrin.
Shiffrin will now look to the final tech races on March 18 and 19. She will collect her globes there too.