Elusive, mischievous dog disrupts Bormio’s super-G

Marco Odermatt impressed again this Thursday during the super-G in Bormio, Italy. The 25-year-old Swiss skier signed his fifth victory of the season, with 64 hundredths ahead of the Austrian world champion Vincent Kriechmayr and 1 second 22 over another Swiss, Loïc Meillard. But “Odi” was upstaged by an unexpected “competitor”. A dog was indeed invited on the track, to the great dismay of the organizers but to the delight of the spectators and many competitors, as hilarious as the commentators of Eurosport, broadcaster of the event.

The race was interrupted for more than five minutes, the time that the animal, of undetermined breed, descends the slope of Bormio at full speed, with an uncontrolled skid, but quickly caught up, in a bend.

The retirement of Matthias Mayer, the other surprise of the day

We do not know if this canine parenthesis made the tricolor camp laugh a lot, hardly in verve, with the exception of Alexis Pinturault, 5th. Cyprien Sarrazin fell, fortunately without gravity.

The pre-race was marked by the surprise announcement of the retirement of the Austrian Matthias Mayer (32), just after the reconnaissance of the course. The outgoing double Olympic champion in the discipline (2018 and 2022), who had also won gold in the downhill in 2014 at the Sochi Olympics, bent the spatulas without warning. Yes really, Bormio had a special day.


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