Third in the first training session this Friday morning, the Ticino woman set the best time for the second session at the start of the afternoon. She will be the favorite of the Worlds downhill on Saturday (11am).
Lara Gut-Behrami has shown that she should be reckoned with during the downhill of the world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, which will take place on Saturday (first start at 11am).
Third in the first training this Friday morning, respectively 0”67 and 0”54 from the Austrians Mirjam Puchner (1st) and Tamara Tippler (2nd), the Ticino put the pressure on her opponents during the second session, at the start afternoon: she did indeed set the best time, 0”19 ahead of Tippler and 0”34 over Puchner, all while getting up in the final schuss. Would we hold there the trio which will climb on the podium on Saturday?
Michelle Gisin showed good disposition on this track: fifth in the morning (+ 0”92), she signed the eighth fastest time at the start of the afternoon (+ 0”66). The other Swiss women were behind, and in particular the defending champion of the crystal globe of the specialty, Corinne Suter: disappointing 17th at 1”51 in the morning, she did however slightly better in the second session (11th at 0 ” 77).
The results of the other Swiss downhill women during these two training sessions: Priska Nufer 9th at 1”20, then 18th at 1”13; Jasmine Flury 10th at 1”22, then 16th at 1”00; Jasmina Suter 21st at 1”69, then 15th at 0”97.
Note that the Italians Marta Bassino and Federica Brignone have chosen to ignore these two training sessions.