Norwegian ski racer Aleksander Aamodt Kilde has won the small crystal globe for overall victory in the downhill World Cup for the second time in his career.
The Scandinavian celebrated his sixth win of the season in the supreme alpine discipline in Aspen on Saturday and can no longer be caught at the winter final in Soldeu in two weeks.
James Crawford of Canada raced to second in the Rocky Mountains. Third place went to the Swiss World Champion Marco Odermatt, who, with seven races to go, can hardly be robbed of the title in the overall World Cup.
The German high-speed drivers once again ended up off the podium. Andreas Sander (9th), Romed Baumann (11th) and Josef Ferstl (18th) ensure a reasonably solid DSV result. Dominik Schwaiger clearly missed the points. Thomas Dreßen retired after a driving error, Simon Jocher after a fall.
The overseas trip to the USA began on Friday with poor visibility and a departure cancellation. At the end of the racing weekend, a Super-G is on the program on Sunday.
The competitions in Colorado, like the race in California last week, caused a lot of criticism. It is the second time this winter that the men are flying to the USA. In November the Alpines had been to Beaver Creek. Instead of holding the other US races directly afterwards, the world association Fis put them at the end of the season.