KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Swiss skier Wendy Holdener posted the quickest time within the opening run of a girls’s World Cup slalom Sunday to steer standouts Petra Vlhova and Mikaela Shiffrin.
Racing in her one hundredth profession slalom, Holdener was eight-hundredths of a second faster than defending total champion Vlhova on a course set by the Slovakian’s coach, Mauro Pini.
Vlhova leads the self-discipline standings after successful 4 of the earlier 5 slaloms this season.
Shiffrin, the one different slalom winner this season, trailed by 0.25 seconds in third. The American was greater than half a second behind Holdener on the second break up however made up time with a robust last part.
The remainder of the sphere, led by Lena Dürr of Germany in fourth, was greater than half a second off the lead. Slalom world champion Katharina Liensberger of Austria completed 0.85 behind.
Holdener has racked up 28 slalom podiums with out successful a race. No different skier in World Cup historical past, feminine or male, had extra prime three leads to a single self-discipline with no win.
Her Swiss teammate Michelle Gisin skied out early in her run when she straddled the third gate.
Final season, Gisin grew to become the primary Swiss skier to win a girls’s slalom in almost 19 years. Gisin and Liensberger are the one skiers apart from Shiffrin and Vlhova to have received a slalom since January 2017.
Sunday’s race marked the penultimate girls’s slalom earlier than the Beijing Olympics. No spectators had been allowed on the occasion, which had been moved from one other Slovenian resort, Maribor, due to a scarcity snow.
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