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CRITÉRIUM DE LA PREMIÈRE NEIGE 2017 : RE-RUN OF THE ST MORITZ WOMEN’S SUPER G

CRITÉRIUM DE LA PREMIÈRE NEIGE 2017

RE-RUN OF THE ST MORITZ WOMEN’S SUPER G

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A confident Lindsey VONN powered to victory in the rescheduled Super-G in Val d’Isère on Saturday after the event had to be cancelled in St Moritz last weekend because of bad weather. It was the US skier’s 78th win on the World Cup circuit. Italian Sofia GOGGIA took second place, with the young Norwegian Ragnhild MOWINCKEL taking third place, her first podium finish.

 

Snow continues to fall in Val d’Isère

After the heavy snow during last Sunday’s Men’s Slalom, a window in the weather of just under 48 hours allowed work to continue on the preparation of the piste for the women’s downhill that was scheduled for Saturday. But on Friday, with 40cm of fresh snow on the Oreiller Killy (OK) course, the organisers had to cancel the training session.

 

 Speed and technique

With snow still falling, the start was lowered to the back-up position on the course that runs around the shoulder of Bellevarde to the finish area at La Daille. It was a challenge of both speed and technique for the 61 skiers who took part in the race. Three Swiss and two Italians finished in the Top Ten along with Vonn’s team mate Laurenne Ross who finished eighth. French skier Romane MIRADOLI came 11th.

A second Super G takes place tomorrow on the same racecourse.