Riders in this news : Marion ROLLAND
She has signed her two first carrier podium here in Schladming. Second of the downhill and third of the Super G during the last finals, Marion Rolland takes on this first competition of the World Championships with confidence.
Women Super G: Tuesday, February 5th
Riders in this news : Frida HANSDOTTER
For the fourth time this season and the sixth time in her career, Frida Hansdotter has taken the second place of the slalom in Maribor. In front of 20 000 thousands people, Tina Maze has won the race. Kathrin Zettel completes the podium.
Frida Hansdotter is now waiting for her first World Cup victory: “First of all, I’m happy with my performance today. Tina did a great job, she is full of confidence and was impossible to beat today. I hope my first victory will come soon, it would be huge if it happens at the World Championships”, explained Frida after the race.
Before the World Championships, she will take part to the City Event in Moscow. Here is the list of qualified athletes.
WCSL SL Ladies
Tina Maze SLO, Mikaela Shiffrin USA, Frida Hansdotter SWE, Veronika Velez Zuzulova SVK, Tanja Poutiainen FIN, Christina Geiger GER (replaces Maria Hoefl-Riesch), Carmen Thalmann AUT (replaces Kathrin Zettel), Bernadette Schild AUT (replaces Schild Marlies), Maria Pietilae-Holmner SWE, Michaela Kirchgasser AUT, Brittany Phelan CAN (replaces Erin Mielzynski), Anna Sorokina RUS (Wild card)
WCSL Overall Ladies
Nicole Hosp AUT (replaces Anna Fenninger), Lena Duerr GER (replaces Viktoria Rebensburg), Alexandra Daum AUT (replaces Elisabeth Goergl), Wendy Holdener SUI (replaces Lara Gut)
WCSL SL Men
Marcel Hirscher AUT, Felix Neureuther GER, Andre Myhrer SWE, Ivica Kostelic CRO, Wolfgang Hörl AUT (replaces Mario Matt), Manfred Moelgg ITA, Fritz Dopfer GER, Jean-Baptiste Grange FRA (replaces Alexis Pinturault), Stefano Gross ITA, Manuel Feller AUT (replaces Manfred Pranger), Jens Byggmark SWE, Alexander Khoroshilov RUS (Wild card)
WCSL Overall Men
Leif Kristian Haugen NOR (replaces Aksel Lund Svindal), David Chodounsky USA (replaces Ted Ligety), Reinfried Herbst AUT (replaces Hannes Reichelt), Truls Johansen NOR (replaces Kjetil Jansrud)
Riders in this news : Henrik KRISTOFFERSEN
Born in 1994, Henrik Kristoffersen is a young Norwegian who improves day by day his level in World Cup. This year, in slalom, he ends fifth time in the Top 20. After his 17th rank for his first Kitzbühel, Henrik is now qualified for the Schladming World Championships in slalom.
Canadian’s Manuel Osborne-Paradis and Jan Hudec have finished 10th and 18th of the Downhill in Kitzbühel. They explain why this place is so special and why it’s amazing for a World Cup racer.
Italian’s Dominik Paris wins the downhill ahead of Erik Guay and Hannes Reichelt. Rossi’s athlete Manuel Osborne-Paradis attacked from the back once again to jump into 10thplace after starting 40th. Jan Hudec ends finally 18th.
Pictures Credit : Pentaphoto/Alpine Canada
During Maribor Giant Slalom in Slovenia, Lindsey Vonn takes the wins ahead of Tina Maze. At home, Maze ends second but secures the crystal globe of the speciality. Anna Fenninger completes the podium.
Results are satisfying for Team Rossignol with three girls in Top 10. Jessica Lindell-Vikarby ends 5th, her best season result in Giant Slalom, and she signs her 4th Top 10. We have to note the nice performance of Anémone Marmottan who has known a complicated beginning of season. The French racer realized the second time of the second run and ends 7th. Her teammate Tessa Worley finishes finally 9th.
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