Photo: Giovanni Auletta Associated Press
Lienz — The olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin has mastered a track slalom difficult to win their 36th victory on the circuit of the world Cup.
Building on its advance of 1.14 second, acquired at the end of the first round, the winner of the crystal globe as the overall ranking has not taken any risk in the second, succeeding the 11th time of this second portion of the race, to finish the event in Lienz, Austria, in 1 minute 43,87 seconds, ahead of switzerland’s Wendy Holdener (1 minute 44,76 seconds) of 89 cents.
Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter finished third, 1 minute 45,09 seconds.
“It was a difficult descent, said Shiffrin on the second run raced on the track Schlossberg, where it won its first race, six years ago. There were a few slow passages, but other very fast. “
Romi Remme was the only Canadian to finish the race. She finished in 26th place, four seconds of the winner. Erin Mielzynski has not been able to finish the final round, while Laurence St-Germain and Amelia Smart have been eliminated after the first one.
It is a giant slalom, which was originally scheduled to be played Thursday, but the organisers have switched places with the slalom scheduled for Friday because of the conditions : the agents have had to remove the snow fell during the night in the last part of the course.
“In these conditions, with a wet snow, it is very good, but it can be difficult to find his rhythm. I felt very comfortable, ” said Shiffrin.
The U.s. has lost a bit of its lead at every passage through the second round, but it has never really been in danger of slipping from its first place.
“There are places where you can give everything, but in other passages, you have to remember not to completely open up the machine. “
Holdener held the first place until Shiffrin rushes to the last. The Swiss has finished 12 times on the podium in the slalom, but still did not enjoy the victory.
“I was furious not to have finished the slalom of Killington, a month ago, so I’m satisfied today,” said Holdener.
This is the sixth victory for Shiffrin this season. It allowed him to dig a gap of 391 points in the general ranking in front of his nearest prosecutor, Viktoria Rebensburg. The German will not participate in slaloms, but it will be the start of the giant slalom Friday.
Gentlemen : Dominik Paris putting an end to the suffering Italian to Bormio
Bormio — After a five-year absence, Dominik Paris has rediscovered the pleasure of winning a race on the track Stelvio. Back at the site of her first victory, Paris put an end to the dearth of Italian world Cup alpine skiing dominant in the Bormio downhill. “I still feel the same here,” said Paris. I was extremely confident, even after the training run. “Paris has stopped the clock at 1 minute 56,95 seconds to stay ahead by four lean-hundredths of Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal on the Stelvio, more soft than usual due to the precipitation of snow the day before.