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Giant slalom in Kranjska Gora – Gut-Behrami in Grenier A thrilling victory next to the podium – Sport

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Valerie Grenier secured Canada’s first victory in a giant slalom in nearly 50 years. Lara Jot Behrami misses out on the podium.

top drivers

  • 1. Valerie Grenier (Canada) 1: 55.01 minutes
  • 2. Marta Pacino (ITA) +0.37sec
  • 3. Petra Vlhova (SVK) +0.40.40
  • 4. Federica Brignone (ITA) +0.53.40
  • 5. Lara Gut-Behrami (Switzerland) +0.56

The prospects were very good for Lara Gut Behrami in the misty haze of Kranjska Gora. After the first run, the woman from Ticino took second place – only Valerie Grenier completed the course faster. But Gut-Behrami was unable to capitalize on the opportunity, falling behind at the end and missing the podium in fifth place by 16 percent of a second.

For her part, Grenier wrote the history of skiing. The Canadian gave her country its first giant slalom win in nearly 50 years. The 26-year-old, who had never stood on the podium in a World Cup final before, withstood the massive pressure after the exploit in the first round, and held out confidently to the finish. Incredible: You set the best time in both the first and second stages.

The podium in the Slovenian ski resort was completed by Marta Bassino (ITA) and Petra Vlhova (SVK). Thanks to a great finishing spurt, the Slovak jumped from sixth to third place – but she still has to wait for her first win of the season.

Shiffrin’s winning streak came to an abrupt end

  • 6. Michaela Schifrin (USA) +1.33

Michaela Shifrin’s winning streak came to an abrupt end after 5 straight wins. The American, who would have equaled Lindsey Vonn’s record of 82 wins, did not adapt well to the conditions on the slope at Kranjska Gora and after an intermediate fifth place after the first heat was also traded for the second heat. big deficit.

other Swiss women

  • 15. Wendy Holdner +2.47.47
  • 24. Camille Rast +3.16
  • 25. Andrea Ellenberger +3.43
  • Eliminated in the second round: Michel Guezin
  • Not qualified for the second round: Simon Wilde (32nd), Vanessa Casper (45th), Vivian Harry (49th), Prisca Noverre (56th)

Michel Guezin declared bad luck. In the 12th place of the first round, she was able to start the decision with some aplomb. But just before the half-turn she lost her grip on the downhill, gave a spin and retired. This meant that the hoped-for liberation of the giant winding, twisted winter did not materialize.

Wendy Holdener is still some way off her best giant slalom times. However, she could be satisfied with her performance in Slovenia: after the first round, she moved up two places from seventeenth to fifteenth.

Camille Rast, still enjoying the exploits on Zagreb’s spring-like downhill, didn’t take off in the second run of the giant slalom. She lost a lot of time on the flat segment and dropped from 20th to 24th. One place behind Andrea Ellenberger can look forward to World Cup points.

This is how it goes

On Sunday, the women’s slalom giant’s entourage will have an upcoming shot at World Cup points and the top rankings. A second giant slalom will be held in Kranjska Gora. Two days later, the next competition continues: World Cup skiers are guests of Flachau for slalom.