Federica Brignone and Sofia Goggia, study test

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Kvitfjell, trial

Mikaela Shiffrin set the best time in the first timed run of the Kvitfjell downhill with a time of 1’33″59 and 52 hundredths ahead of host Kaisa Lie and 72 ahead of Austrian Cornelia Huetter.
Taster test for the top Italian women racers who placed between 11th and 17th: Elena Curtoni at 1″40, Federica Brignone at 1″44, Sofia Goggia at 1″50 and Laura Pirovano at 1″63. Lagging further behind: Nadia Delago at 2″57, Roberta Melesi at 2″92, Nicol Delago at 3″34 and Marta Bassino at 3″56.

The program in Kvitfjell includes the second run on Thursday, while Friday is scheduled for the first of two super-Gs, Saturday will be the turn of the downhill and Sunday the second super-G. These are the last of the fast races before the Finals in Soldeu and could already deliver verdicts, especially the downhill, where Goggia leads the specialty ranking with 580 points, compared to 401 for Ilka Stuhec, who was ninth in the test today.

More tightly contested is the super-G ranking, where Ragnhild Mowinckel leads with 272 points, ahead of Lara Gut-Behrami with 242, Brignone with 233 and Curtoni with 230. With 200 points to go, the weekend could bring out some of these athletes, or shuffle the cards to the advantage of, for example, world champion Marta Bassino, who is currently sixth with 168 points.

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