Vincent Kriechmayr Wins Last Downhill, Kilde Grabs the Crystal Globe

Vincent Kriechmayr won the final Downhill of the season in Courchevel. The world champion won today's race 0.34 seconds ahead of the Swiss Overall World Cup winner Marco Odermatt. Beat Feuz finished in the third position, +0.54 seconds behind of Kriechmayr.

It was his second win of the season after the Downhill in Wengen and the eleventh of his career.

The race was demanding, one of the most strenuous of my career. I gave everything. More would not have been possible. I managed a dream run at the top. I wanted to show what I'm capable of after the mediocre season. I risked all. This victory is important for self-confidence in the next season”, said Kriechmayr.

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, finished fourth (+0.85) directly behind his direct competitor Beat Feuz (0.54) to win the title by 13 points.

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde is the fourth Norwegian man to win the Downhill Crystal

Globe, after Lasse Kjus (1998-1999), Aksel Lund Svindal (2012-2013, 2013-2014)

and Kjetil Jansrud (2014-2015).

Kilde has already secured this season's Super-G crystal globe. He is the ninth man to win both speed globes in a single season and the first since Kjetil Jansrud in the 2014-2015 season.

"I trembled to the end. Unbelievable. At the finish I didn't believe in it anymore. It was a real fight between Beat and me. That's cool, and now I have two Globes. A dream. I do not know what to say. It's been a great season. I'm so happy", said Kilde.