Cross-Country Women: Diggins Strikes Gold again!
Falun, Sweden – American cross-country superstar Jesse Diggins continues to dominate the world of cross-country claiming victory in Friday’s 10km Individual start with a time of 23:35.9. The Overall World Cup leader has now won four competitions in January and holds a 238 point lead over Russian Yulia Stupak. Fellow American Rosie Brennan stands in 3rd place in the pursuit of the season’s World Cup Overall standings.
Alpine Women: Three Straight for Gut-Behrami!
Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany – The final week of January found the Women in the Bavarian Alps of Garmish-Partenkirchen. Swiss veteran Lara Gut-Behrami swept her third straight Super-G on Saturday marking her 29th career victory, and 3rd career win in Garmish. After struggling for several seasons following an injury suffered in the 2017 World Championships, Gut-Behrami is back with a vengeance and now only 62 points behind Petra Vlhova in the 2020/21 World Cup Overall standings.
The Women hit Garmish’s Super-G track again on Monday.
Alpine Men: Split Wins in the Men’s Slalom!
Chamonix, France – Frenchman Clement Noel won the first of two World Cup Slaloms on Saturday besting Ramon Zenhauser (SWI) and Austrian Marco Schwarz. Under dark skies and steady rain, the race was Noel’s third podium of the season and holding him in the 3rd place position in the season’s Slalom title. Noel stands behind Norway’s Sebastian Foss-Solevaag and a distant 176 points behind the overall leader Marco Schwarz (AUT).
In Sunday’s Slalom, Norway’s Henrikh Kristoffersen prevailed over adverse course conditions to claim his second victory of the season with a total time of 1:37:81 ousting the Swiss team’s Ramon Zenhäusern by 0.28 seconds and Sandro Simonet, by 0.66. Sunday’s result marked Kristoffersen’s 19th career slalom win, and 23rd overall. Austria’s Marco Schwarz finished sixth.
The 2021 Alpine World Championships kick off a week from Monday in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.