Kronplatz says Lara

by Alain Chivilò


Plan de Corones 30/1/2024. In the penultimate race of the season on Italian soil, before Val di Fassa 24-25/02, from Switzerland Lara Gut, after Cortina d’Ampezzo, becomes Mikaela Shiffrin’s only opponent with the Italians following and lurking. The cancellation of the Downhill and Super G in Garmisch is a breath of fresh air for the absent American leader.

Mikaela Shiffrin 1209, Lara Gut-Behrami 1114, Federica Brignone 878, Sofia Goggia 792.

At Kronplatz, today, fireworks on a very technical slope.

Lara Gut – Behrami, in 2016 format, also wins at Plan de Corones in an imperial Giant Slalom, with the first and third times in the respective heats: 2.00.64. Among the wide gates, on a difficult slope, effective skiing with harmonious high-low movement, anticipating the lines without cutting. Forty-second world cup victory reaching Anja Parson.

Gaps above second: +1.09 Alice Robinson (eighth world cup podium) and Sara Hector (seventeenth world cup podium) second ex aequo. Fourth +1.23 Ragnhild Mowinckel. For Lara and her family, the search for an extra home is more open than ever.

Behind, Sofia Goggia recovers three positions (fifth) skiing in Giant at high levels, while Federica Brignone (sixth) risked an investigation by her Carabinieri for a stick used almost lethally near the cameraman at the arrival. Moments of almost rivalry between the two in the TV area of the first place. At this moment of the season, the two are in good fit, between increase/decrease and vice versa.

In the day’s recoveries, 16 positions for Julia Scheib, 11 Stephanie Brunner, 10 Camille Rast and Elisabeth Kappaurer.

Garmisch stage canceled now Soldeu for women, while Chamonix, slalom only, for men.


©AC, NDSL, AM, Alain Chivilo

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