Marta Bassino wins the first giant of the season

The Italian Marta Bassino won the giant slalom in Sölden (Austria) on Saturday 17 October, the opening race of the 2020-2021 Alpine Skiing World Cup. She won ahead of her compatriot Federica Brignone (for fourteen hundredths) and the Slovakian Petra Vlhova (for a second and thirteen hundredths).

On the Rettenbach glacier, at an altitude of more than 3,000 meters, and in the absence of the three-time winner of the Big Globe (2017, 2018, 2019), the American Mikaela Shiffrin, injured in the back, Marta Bassino has ‘first dominated the first round, ahead of Federica Brignone already, before resisting on the second track. Petra Vlhova, tenth in the first heat, set the best time in the second to make a good comeback to the podium.

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This is Marta Bassino’s second career victory after the giant from Killington (United States), last December.

For her part, the double French world champion Tessa Worley missed out. She finished in ninth place while remaining on three consecutive podiums in the Tyrol resort. His compatriot Romane Miradoli, a speed specialist, can, on the other hand, rejoice in his thirteenth place, his best career result as a giant.

The World with AFP

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