For the last Giant Slalom of the year 2012, Tessa Worley (Rossignol) grabs the 3rd place in Semmering (Austria) and signs her third podium this season at the same place (after St Moritz and Courchevel). In Austria, at home, Anna Fenninger takes the win with a huge margin (+ 1.10) ahead of Tina Maze (SLO) and in very difficult conditions (fog, wind and snow!). Worley signs the 11th career podium and at the moment, she is 5th of the Giant slalom ranking at only 31 points of the 3rd, Viktoria Rebensburg.
“I’ve showed consistency so far this season and this is very important for the self-confidence and encouraging for the future races. The conditions were a bit soft in the 1st run, as I started 2nd, and were more bumpy in the 2nd. We all had to adapt. Anna did two perfect runs today. I hope I will get my perfect day soon”, said Worley, who won this GS two years ago.
Rossi’s women have still shown very good things with 7 girls in Top 17. Swedish team is very strong this year. Jessica Lindell Vikarby ranks 6th, her best career place in GS. 2007 silver medallist in this discipline, Maria Pietilae-Holmner grabs the 10th place while Frida Hansdotter is 11th. Canadian Marie-Michele Gagnon is 14th, Irene Curtoni 16th and Anémone Marmottan 17th.
Video Athlete Profile: Jessica Lindell Vikarby
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Tuesday, December 18th : Slalom M
The stage of Madonna di Campiglio was missing on the World Cup calendar since seven years. Racers and public were happy to see again this night slalom. Here is the podium: 1. Marcel Hirscher, 2. Felix Neureuther, 3. Naoki Yuasa. For Rossignol, Leif Kristian Haugen signs his best career result in slalom with the 8th place and a high bib (35). Henrik Kristoffersen continues his learning of World Cup and for the second time this year after Levi (11th), he enters to Top 15 (14th).
Wednesday, December 19th : Giant Slalom W
The first run of the night giant slalom of Are wasn’t easy for all the girls. After the race, Tessa Worley said that she missed her first run because of a too much aggressive skiing (8th). She corrected her mistakes and won the second run. But it wasn’t enough to catch the 3rd place of the podium. She finally ends off to the podium. Viktoria Rebensburg wins ahead of Anna Fenninger and Tina Maze, who doesn’t win for the five in a row the Giant Slalom.
Frida Hansdotter confirms her good shape with a new 5th place after Courchevel. Her Swedish teammate, Jessica Lindell-Vikarby, finishes 8th.
Athlete Profile Video : Frida Hansdotter
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