Marco Odermatt (SUI) continues to push Kilde for the downhill crown. The Swiss skier could not capture his first downhill World Cup victory on home soil as he settled for second.
The overall leader raced through the course with the home crowd roaring in the background, but a couple unclean turns kept Odermatt 0.88 off Kilde’s pace.
“Alex (Kilde) was once again incredible and by far the best today, so I am happy with the place. I can find two or three tenths but not 0.88 so he deserved the win, and I will have to work harder,” said Odermatt.
It is already the 13th podium of the season for the sensational Swiss youngster, who has led the overall standings all season long and extends his lead.
Behind the two men dominating the season so far, Mattia Casse (ITA) put together a powerful early run from bib number three to finish third.
“I started very strong and to get a podium here is incredible. I am very, very happy,” said Casse.
It is the just the second career podium for the Italian veteran after placing third earlier this season in the downhill at Val Gardena.
He knows he has a long way to go to catch the likes of Kilde.
“Right now, it is too much. Step by step I will go fast and try to compete with him,” laughed Casse.