While Thea Louise Stjernesund set the fastest qualifying time for the Lech parallel, Coralie Frasse Sombet will take part in the tournament this Saturday thanks to her 14th time. Clara Direz, only 2nd, misses the mark.
Three weeks after the opening in Sölden, the Alpine Skiing World Cup stops this weekend in Lech. In the Austrian resort, a parallel slalom is organized this Saturday for women, with the men’s event which will take place this Sunday. Before the elimination phase at the end of the afternoon, the 46 skiers who made the trip to the Voralberg tested themselves on the course during the two qualifying heats which made it possible to distribute the sixteen available places.. With the tenth time on the blue course then the best time on the red course, the Norwegian Thea Louise Stjernesund set the best time in 48”05 with four tenths of a second ahead of Slovenian Andreja Slokar and a half-second advantage over compatriot Kristin Lydsahl. Among the few headliners present, Marta Bassino finished fifth despite a recalcitrant starting gate on the red course when Lara Gut-Behrami, second to the Sölden giant behind Mikaela Shiffrin, took eighth place.
With a 14th place in qualifying, Coralie Frasse Sombet won her place for the final phase of the Parallèle de Lech.??
Clara Direz finished 22nd.#Allezlesbleus ??
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A “turning point, rather nice” route for Frasse Sombet
On the French side, they are two to have joined Austria but only Coralie Frasse Sombet was able to pass the cut during these qualifications. Thirteenth on the blue course and sixteenth on the red, the native of Saint-Martin-d’Hères takes the combined two times for 14th place tied with the Austrian Stephanie Brunner just over a second from the fastest time. . “The qualifiers were as usual very tight. The route was turning, quite nice, the snow was salty, quite easy to ski, said the Frenchwoman in remarks collected by the daily The team. I made some small mistakes, both in the first and second round. I’m happy to come by, a little rest and I’ll be ready for this (Saturday) evening. Clara Direz, meanwhile, will watch the event from the edge of the track. Indeed, the Habs only signed the 2nd best performance during these qualifications, just nine hundredths of a second behind Vanessa Kasper, the last qualifier.