Lara Gut Takes Double Victory in Crans-Montana


Second consecutive victory for Lara Gut in Crans-Montana. It was her 26th career World Cup victory.

All eyes were today on Gut-Behrami with bib 17, one position earlier than her start on Friday, to see if she could once again win despite progressively slowing conditions on the course.

"Yesterday I was in the flow from the top to finish. Today it was a little bit more complicated. The snow was a little bit softer, and I was struggling a few times with comparing the feeling I’ve had during this season. I didn’t trust myself 100 percent just to push. Sometimes I was a little bit too light on my turns. I’m happy anyway even if it wasn’t perfect or how I wanted it in my mind. I was happy to push and take risks", concluded Gut-Behrami who felt like she conquered her fears over the past two days. "Even if I made mistakes, I was just pushing forward. I mean, I won the race on the last three turns just because I didn’t give up and I tried to be fast and win meters from the top to the finish".


Corinne Suter repeats second place on the podium +0.02 behind Gut. With today's second-place Suter is crowned as the new speed queen. She is the first Swiss female skier to win the Downhill title since Chantal Bournissen won it in the 1990-1991 winter season.

Like in Friday’s Downhill, the Austrians also claimed third place on the day in one of the closest races of this season as Nina Ortlieb completes the podium (+0.05 s.). It was her first World Cup Podium.