What a Sunday for Rossignol Team! After the two victories of Lara Gut in Downhill and Super G, Jessica Lindell Vikarby has signed her first career World Cup victory in giant slalom on the Birds of Prey. Sweden’s racer was just 0.09 seconds faster that Mikaela Shiffrin and 0.56 seconds faster that Tina Weirather. After two controlled runs, she claims the 4th podium of her career.
“It's been a long since I last stood on a podium and I am really pleased to be there again. I've been working hard the last three years on my GS technique and I am obviously very happy it's paying off. Being in the lead after the first run was something new to me. I was for sure nervous, but tried to relax, breathe and stay calm. I'm glad it worked out in the end. Conditions today were perfect, I couldn't even tell that 29 racers ran before me. Simply a great day” (FisAlpine)
Jessica’s teammate Maria Pietilae-Holmner ended third of the first run but finally took the 4th position, her best result in the discipline. Anémone Marmottan is 6th, Federica Brignone 7th, Marie-Pier Prefontaine 9th like Tessa Worley our GS World Champion.
Ragnhild Mowinckel has closed her amazing week-end with an 8th place in GS after having marked her first WC points in downhill. “I'm totally speechless! I can't believe that just happened!! I'm floating on pink clouds”, she said on twitter.
Lara Gut, winner of the Downhill and the Super G, unfortunately did not finish the first run: “I touched the snow with my inside boot in the middle steep section, lost contact and started sliding on my side”. But she leads always the overall standings with 300 points.
Congratulations to all the Rossignol’s ladies for this exciting weekend! Next stages will take in Lake Louise (Canada) with two downhill races and one Super G.
Relive the best moments of the Ladies GS race: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cvwPEKy_j_Q
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