The Rossignol’s athletes knocked hardly on Wednesday in Lienz (Austria). Federica Brignone takes the second place just in front of the Frenchwoman Tessa Worley like in World Championships last year!
At 21 years old, the Italian showed all the extent of her talent on the Austrian slope. Silver medal of the speciality in Garmisch, Brignone, 4th of the first run skied in a fair manner during the second to hang on a very beautiful second place. It is the third podium of its career in the World Cup.
It is also a nice performance for Tessa Worley. The skier of the Grand-Bornand signs to Lienz the first podium of her season after her fourth place in Sölden. Only ninth of the first run, Tessa made the difference in the second leg thanks to her committed and rhythmical ski.
Riders in this news : Lara GUT
Before the World Cup's stage in Lienz, Lara Gut evaluates her situation after the first competitions of the season : “I change my skis and it’s very good. I made three Top 10 in United States, it was a good thing.” In slalom like in Flachau, “I miss the arrival to go up to the podium ! I didn’t finish two runs since Are in 2007, so I must continue the training”
In giant slalom, “I’m regular and in the speed disciplines I know that I can always make something good”. Lara Gut is confident for the future “For the new year, I hope I will be fast and I could be on the podium”. Good luck to her !
We met Maxime Tissot after Alta Badia’s slalom, he was “a little bit disappointed”. “I was in a good form but I made some mistakes in the first run and it was difficult to play ahead in the second. I try one’s luck but it wasn’t enough. 20th, it’s not bad for confident but the goal is more important. I wil work for wenesday”.
Now, the French skier is ready for Flachau this afternoon : “In Austria, there is a good athmosphere, the competition will be fantastic”.
Riders in this news : Marie-Michele GAGNON
9th after Flachau's slalom, Marie-Michele Gagnon was satisfied of his result : “I’m happy to be on the Top 10, it’s really a good result. To be in the Top 5, I must have better bibs but I am in progress and I’m happy. And when you ask the Canadian what we can wish to her for the next year, she answer : “I must stop to bit my nails !” Funny.
This morning, first run of giant slalom was complicated for Jean-Baptiste Grange : “It was hard, the run wasn’t clear. I didn’t have the good rhythm but I’m in a special time after my shoulder’s surgery. The season is not finish, there are many competitions this winter.”
Physically “it’s better and better, I still have a backache but I make progress. Two months ago, I was unable to take a start in World Cup. In Beaver Creek, I shown it was possible to be good. I have to remain concentrated.”
And for the slalom ? “I am confident, I like this slope !”
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