Are, Shiffrin gets off to a dominant start. Brignone fourth, Bassino and Goggia behind

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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.

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