With an impressive second run has secured Viktoria rebensburg at the world Cup-giant slalom in the Austrian Semmering. In the process, rebensburg had finished the first pass after an error only on the tenth place – to recognise and then a race to catch up. Only Petra Vlhová from Slovakia remained uncatchable in the target, the Slovakian had to 0.45 seconds. Third world champion Tessa Worley from France (+0,60).

It was, as so often: If Rebensburg has nothing more to lose, will be able to use often the most miraculous things. Bent over she has a race, after plenty of failed first run, quite often, most impressively at the world Cup in 2015, as she rode from rank eleven to silver.

In Semmering would have been for rebensburg even the victory possible. In the first run, you had the best time, before you overlooked in the lower part of the track, a shaft and a lot of time lost. Rebensburg happened to the gate with difficulty and was passed on to the tenth place.

In the final, vines, castle, drove three hours later, the best time of all riders, and was at the end of still Second. Behind Vlhová, who won four Slaloms for the first time, a giant slalom in the world Cup, Mikaela Shiffrin (5th place).

As a Leading after the first run, Shiffrin would have been able to as the first ski racer 15 world Cup races within one calendar year of winning. A Chance on this historical performance, but still: On Saturday a Slalom is to be held at magic mountain.


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