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Alpine skiing: Hector grabbed the RTL at Kranjska Gora

Alpine skiing: Hector grabbed the RTL at Kranjska Gora

In the decision, Carinthian was no longer able to follow the first round in which she finished fourth. So ÖSV has to wait for first place on the podium in the RTL this season, and for the first time this year no runners made it to the top 10. “I can build on a lot in the first round and I am really very satisfied. Unfortunately, I braked second on a steep incline,” said Troup, who eventually missed his best RTL result in eighth (2019 / Spindleruv Mlyn). But she was positive about the curve of her form “From this point of view it suits her.”

In the fight for the Golden Fox Cup on the quiet, in some places, a very smooth sled on Podkoren, however, Hector did not miss anything, winning the podium for the fourth time in a row and celebrating the third victory in the World Cup. And the second victory of the season after Courchevel.

On the other hand, two of our favorite participants had more problems than expected. Two-time RTL season winner Michaela Shiffrin (USA) improved to seventh after the 14th inning, but was forced to relinquish the top spot in the RTL World Cup to Hector. Petra Flova (SVK) did not go beyond 15th place and lost in the overall standings to leader Shiffrin.

Well with the best result of the season

The second best Austrian was Ricarda Hauser in 14th place (+2.49), thus having her best result of the season. “The drive to skate quickly came back again. I knew I was good at skating and I knew it was going in the right direction and I was able to show that today. I feel good again, I left doubts and I’m glad I can race again,” Tyrolean said in an interview with ORF. other”.

But Ramona Seppenhofer did not quite come close to the results of the last races and finished 19th, four places behind Katherine Hopper. “There was one mistake or the other. He was better than he was in the first round, but it wasn’t a satisfying day,” Seppenhofer said. “Now I know what I still have to work on.”

Liensberger missed the decision

Katharina Linsberger, who found her last level slalom after surviving a coronavirus infection, could not handle the track in the first round and lost the decision in 32nd, by 2.48 seconds. The conditions were very difficult. “I couldn’t get on the train,” said Linsberger, who belongs to the ranks of those athletes who stood on the edge of a cliff for a long time and thus lost a lot of time. “You have to attack in this way, I did not succeed.”

Her compatriot Elisabeth Kabaurier from Vorarlberg made her comeback 1,401 days after her last World Cup race after several serious injuries, but like Linsberger did not make it to the top 30. Marie Therese Spurer (43), Kiara Meyer (55) Elisa Morzinger (retired) was only allowed to drive once.

Not at all initially, Stephanie Brunner had tested positive for CoV prior to the race. The RTL specialist has mild symptoms and is in home quarantine. On Sunday, the Kranjska Gora double will conclude with a slalom (9.30am / 12.30pm, live on ORF1).