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Alpine skiing, Federica Brignone wants the super-G cup in Lenzerheide. The Shiffrin-Vlhova duel starts


The Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup remains in Switzerland. After the double descent of Crans Montana, the girls will be busy this weekend in Lenzerheide, where a super-G (Saturday) and a giant (Sunday) are scheduled. A much awaited appointment by Federica Brignone , who could definitively close the games in the fight against the crystal ball in supergiant.

The Aosta Valley, in fact, presents herself with 103 points ahead of Elena Curtoni and it will be enough for her to close in front of her teammate to win her first World Cup in super-G. Brignone is also hunting the season’s poker for victories in this specialty and would also be Italy’s seventh success in eight races, with the sole exception of Lara Gut-Behrami’s victory in St. Moritz.

There will be Sofia Goggia, who preferred to skip the Swiss appointment and then also the one after Are to concentrate better on Meribel’s descent and the conquest of the specialty cup. Elena Curtoni therefore remains the only real rival for Brignone and will try to keep the dispute alive. For the victory of the race, the spotlights obviously focused on the hosts, from Gut-Behrami to Corinne Suter, but also on the Austrian Tamara Tippler.

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It will be a very important two-day event also in terms of the overall standings of the World Cup . In fact Mikaela Shiffrin and Petra Vlhova appear in Lenzerheide in a draw with 1026 points each. It will really be a sensational final rush and that starts right from the Swiss weekend. In the super-G the American seems to have something more than the Slovak, while in the giant the fight is really open, even if Shiffrin will have to shake off the nightmare of the three consecutive outings at the Olympics.

A giant cup that has now taken the path of Sweden , with Sara Hector aiming to mortgage the crystal ball, continuing her seasonal domination in the specialty. On Sunday she is still the main favorite, with the French Tessa Worley and the Shiffrin-Vlhova duo, who will try to keep the games open.

At home Italy Brignone is looking for confirmation after the Olympic silver in Beijing, while Bassino wants to redeem the disappointment of the Olympics, with the fall after very few parts in the first heat. The Piedmontese has not yet won this season and will also try to remove this zero.

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