Are, Shiffrin gets off to a dominant start. Brignone fourth, Bassino and Goggia behind
Are, Shiffrin gets off to dominant start
The first run of the Are giant slalom, which was plotted by Austrian coach Charly Pichler, saw Mikaela Shiffrin in front of everyone: the phenomenal U.S. racer closed the split with a time of 55.16 ahead of Grenier and Gritsch. Fourth place, for the time being, for Federica Brignone, who stopped the stopwatch on 56.20, more than a second behind the outrunner. Fifth was Poland’s Maryna Gasienica-Daniel, then Sweden’s Sara Hector, Norway’s Thea Louise Stjernesund and Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener.
Marta Bassino, who has returned to racing after the tragedy that struck her sister-in-law, is 1.73 behind Shiffrin; further behind is the nevertheless always combative Sofia Goggia.