At the women Premiere on the tradition of the Saslong in Val Gardena two German start went inside, surprisingly in the Top Ten. Michaela Little, it was the victory of world champion, Ilka Stuhec from Slovenia Fifth – her best career result and at the same time the qualification for the 2019 world Championships in Åre, Sweden (5. to 17. February). Kira number was Weidle with a poor Start to the Eighth.

“We have a very good team spirit and push each other,” said the 26-year-old: “Some things need a bit to develop. But now we are so far, to say: We run regularly in the front.” And that’s without Victoria castle vines. The best German in the world Cup ranking of the previous season renounced the departure, in order to focus on the Super-G on Wednesday and the giant slalom on Friday in the French ski resort of Courchevel.

Kira Weidle

Defused track to Gisin-fall

Little is 0.89 seconds behind Stuhec, who won for the first time since her ACL tear in October 2017 in the world Cup. A mistake at the entrance to the Ciaslat Meadow brought them a podium finish. Weidle was 1.18 seconds behind. Number four had been given in the course of the race is always better visibility of “no advantage,” said the 22-Year-old.

Three days after the momentous overthrow of the Swiss Marc Gisin at the same place, the athlete found inside a significantly toned-down track. The Start was much deeper on the Soders-wall, the infamous camel humps were the detour, the journey time was about 30 seconds shorter.

second, behind the Stuhec Nicol Delago (0,14) went to local hero, a third party, Ramona Siebenhofer (0,51) was from Austria. Gisins sister Michelle (1,55) was ranked 18.


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