This Sunday morning, the American Mikaela Shiffrin set the best time in the first round of the giant slalom of the finals of the Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup, near Soldeu. The French Tessa Worley is seventh.
Mikaela Shiffrin of course. This Sunday morning, the American, who started with bib number one, set the fastest time in the first round of the giant slalom of the finals of the Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup, which is currently taking place near Soldeu in Andorra. At the finish, the skier is ahead of Canadian Valérie Grenier, while third place goes to Italian Marta Bassino.
These two competitors are respectively 62 and 63 hundredths of a second behind the first place. In this same first round, three of the favorites for the final victory did not see the finish. They are the Slovak Petra Vlhova, who won the slalom the day before, the Swedish Olympic champion Sara Hector without forgetting the Italian vice-world champion Federica Brignone.
Shiffrin on the way to an 88th success
On the side of the French contingent, Tessa Worley took seventh place, while Coralie Frasse Sombet finished in 17th position. The second round of this last race of the women’s season will take place from 12:00 p.m. On this occasion, Mikaela Shiffrin will aim for an 88th victory on the world circuit. Just to improve his absolute record of success in the Alpine Skiing World Cup a little more. A record long held, and even until this year, by the Swede Ingemar Stenmark, with 86 successes.
WORLD CUP FINALS (F) / SOLDEU GIANT SLALOM (ANDORRA)
Ranking of the first round – Sunday March 19, 2023
1- Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) a 56″60
2- Valerie Grenier (CAN) at 0″62
3- Marta Bassino (ITA) at 0″63
4- Maryna Gasienica-Daniel (POL) at 0″65
5- Thea Louise Stjernesund (NOR) à 0″71
6- Lara Gut-Behrami (SUI) at 0″80
7- Tessa Worley (FRA) at 1″05
8- Ricarda Haaser (AUT) at 1″20
9- Ana Bucik (SLO) at 1″27
10- Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) à 1″36
17- Coralie Frasse Sombet (FRA) at 2″18
Abandons : Petra Vlhova (SLQ), Federica Brignone (ITA), Sara Hector (SUE), Julia Scheib (AUT) and Nina O’Brien (USA).