Soldeu and Bansko between Lara and Marco

by Alain Chivilò

 

Mikaela Shiffrin postpones her return to fix her knee after the fall in Cortina d’Ampezzo. After the cancellation of Garmisch, the women return to Soldeu with a Giant Slalom and Slalom.

Successful overtaking operation in the general classification for Lara Gut-Behrami, 1214, Mikaela Shiffrin 1209, Federica Brignone 928, Sofia Goggia 792.

An overall crystal globe still very tough and open with the American to be tested in the condition. Furthermore, seven fast races between downhill and super g in the next three weekends. For example, Goggia could very well recover the gap as Brignone and Gut compete on equal terms in 4 super g. If Shiffrin does not return to the fast races over the next two weekends, she could be given a small bye to the overall.

Soldeu, Women’s Giant Slalom

If the first run spoke Italian, in the second, recovering nine positions, Swiss with Lara Gut-Behrami. With the second half of the run she freezes the opponents who preceded her, obtaining the third consecutive victory. A state of form reminiscent of the season of her first general crystal globe. +0.01 by a whisker Alice Robinson on a podium as further confirmation, +0.15 A J Hurt on her first in the world cup.

Marta Bassino, in the lead, loses five positions with the 15th time in the run and Federica Brignone two, with the 11th in the second. Little fluidity in skiing in a very close race. Ten positions recovered with the first time of the second for Ricarda Haaser (8th).

Soldeu, Women’s Slalom

Without two queens who monopolized the victory, the field opens up and returns to victory, after a difficult period between injuries and recoveries, Anna Swenn Larsson in 1.49.25, +0.35 Zrinka Ljutic, +0.83 Paula Moltzan.

Twenty positions gained with the first time of the heat for Chiara Pogneaux, (10th) and 11 for Vera Tschurtschenthaler (18th), Cornelia Oehlund (14th).

Bansko, Men’s Giant Slalom

In the one race of the weekend, Marco Odermatt makes his name resonate among the Alpine valleys, 2.15.75, +0.91 Alexander Steen Olsen, +1.08 Manuel Feller.

Marco Odewrmatt at his twentieth giant slalom victory in the world cup. Eight positions recovered for Gino Caviezel (13th) and Raphael Haaser (20th).

For the general Marco Odermatt manages with victories in 1506 points, Cyprien Sarrazin follows at 684.

 

©AC, NDSL, AM, Alain Chivilo

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