The 2021-2022 Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup continues to plow through the Swiss snows, moving from Crans Montana to Lenzerheide. Over the weekend a super-G and a giant are scheduled, competitions that will help define the specialty rankings and the general ranking.
Federica Brignone still nurtures some feeble ambitions in terms of yellow bibs, even if the comeback against Petra Vlhova and Mikaela Shiffrin promises to be very difficult. Making the most of the races on the “Silvano Beltrametti” is essential to grind points on the leading tandem, perhaps hoping for an empty pass of the direct opponents.
Previous to the hand the Swiss slope never smiled at the La Salle carabiniera, constantly relegated to the edge of the podium since the first appearance in the top circuit. The fourth place of 2021 between the narrow doors gives hope , while in the penultimate giant played here (2018) Brignone finished ninth , more than two seconds behind the winner Tessa Worley.
The super-G so loved by the thirty-one-year-old from Valle d’Aosta, who could consecrate herself to be champion of specialties in the Red Cross country, saw her thirteenth in the 2016 event. The results are not the most encouraging but must be taken with a grain of salt, if only because in the last eight years only five races between giant and super-G took place on this side. Brignone has appeared in great shape in recent releases, which cannot be said of Shiffrin and Vlhova: experience and condition therefore smile to the blue, motivated more than ever to play the crystal globe to the last door.