Federica Brignone and Sofia Goggia in the Top 10

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Victory for Lara Gut

An extraordinary Lara Gut grants an encore on the Killington track and after her triumph in the early season event in Killington, she also wins the race between the wide doors valid for the World Cup, which was held on the Vermont track. The 32-year-old Swiss, in her 39th career success, unleashed a storming second run to climb from third place in the first leg and impose the law of the fittest on her opponents on a track that already last season had seen her on the top step of the podium. Behind her came New Zealand’s Alice Robinson, the leader at mid-day but trailing at the end by 62 hundredths, while home idol Mikaela Shiffrin rounded out the podium with third place at 81 hundredths and a recovery of two positions.

Sara Hector, Valerie Grenier and Federica Brignone followed. The Valle d’Aosta girl, fresh from her second place in Soelden, attacked in the second part to make up ground but did not manage to go beyond the position she had already gained, despite a convincing first part of the heat. In the top-10 we find again after almost three years of absence Sofia Goggia: the Bergamasque showed excellent improvements in this specialty, on the slope that gave her the first podium of her career just in giant, placing ninth with a recovery of five places in the second run. Unlucky instead Marta Bassino: the Cuneo native, in contention in the morning for the podium with the fourth place, è was victim of a slip in the second part, which deprived her of a leading placement. Not qualifying were Roberta Melesi 31st, Elisa Platino 39th tied with Asja Zenere, Beatrice Sola, 50th tied with Laura Pirovano.

The overall cup ranking sees Shiffrin in the lead with 250 points, followed by Gut-Behrami with 200 and Hector with 195, Brignone è seventh with 120, Gut-Behrami climbs to the top of the giant slalom ranking with 200 points ahead of Brignone with 120. On Sunday, Nov. 26 è the slalom is scheduled (first run 4 p.m., second run 7 p.m.), for Italy at the start Peterlini, Rossetti, Della Mea, Sola and Gulli.

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