Kranjska Gora, Slovenia –Italy’s Marta Bassino earned a pair of 1st place Giant Slalom World Cup victories at last weekend’s “Golden Fox” races in Kranjska Gora. The 24-year-old has now won an impressive four of the five GS contests of the season claiming early-season victories in Soelden (AUT) and Courchevel (FRA). Her overall 6 podium finishes this season puts her at 3rd in the season’s overall standings.
Among the notable performances, Switzerland’s Michelle Gisin skied aggressively and deliberately coming away with a 3rd place finish on Saturday and 2nd place on Sunday. Gisin is enjoying a productive year with consistently strong performances lifting her to 2nd place in the overall standings behind Petra Vhlova (SVK).
The Women’s World Cup travels to the Swiss resort Crans Montana next weekend to contest events in the Super-G and the Downhill.
Flachau, Austria – Veterans Manuel Feller (AUT) and Sebastian Foss-Solevaag (NOR) mirrored a pair of 1st place finishes in the weekend’s races handing each a career-first victory in a World Cup event.
On Saturday, Feller delivered and turned in the course’s fastest time in the second run to hold back stiff challenges from second-place finisher Clement Noel (FRA) and teammate Marco Schwarz (AUT) in third. Feller’s win comes on the heels of 2nd place (Slalom) finishes in Alta Badia (ITA) and Zagreb (CRO) bringing him within 65 points of Schwarz in the pursuit of the season’s Slalom Globe.
For Sebastian Foss-Solevaag, Sunday’s Slalom victory marked his 4th world cup podium in 86 starts since his first World Cup appearance in 2012. (Levi, Finland). The Norwegian delivered a strong performance turning in the fastest times on both runs outpacing runner-up Schwarz in second and Alexis Pinturault (FRA) in third.
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