Marta Bassino got second wins in a row, this time in the giant of Courchevel. The Italian won a second title after first race of the season in Soelden, ahead of Petra Vlhova, the ruler of this first part of the season. Petra, in the second descent of the challenge was no able to skie like Bassino.
The Italian won in 2'19 "03, with a 46/100 advantage over the Swedish Hector and 59/100 over Petra Vlhova. For Bassino it is the third success in her career which earned her second place in the general classification at 162 points behind Vlhova.
She said: "Today was a difficult day, and it was difficult to do a race without errors. What made the difference was the attitude. I went to attack and that was the winning attitude. Tomorrow there is another giant, I hope it will get some sun and I will try to do two more good heats."
Due to inconsistency of snow, after yesterday's heavy snowfalls, the second women's giant slalom of the World Cup scheduled today in Courchevel was postponed to Monday 14 December 2020. Marta Bassino, winner of yesterday's giant, said "I take today's one as a recovery day, we were all leaving to do the reconnaissance and out of nowhere they told us the race canceled we will recover it tomorrow."
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Mikaela Shiffrin talked in a podcast of her season goals and her life. The American said: "With only 20 days of training I showed up at the start of Levi, in slalom, and 20 days is not enough to start the season.
The back injury suffered in Soelden then complicated the plans, which is why I decided to give priority to technical disciplines, at least at this time. I look at the calendar, check my form and see what I can do following my current level of competitiveness.
In speed I have not yet trained after the super-G in Bansko, last January 26th. At the moment, I prefer to race where I can be competitive, I hope to get back to speed by the end of the season. The overall World Cup? It is not for me this year.
I work on what can bring me satisfaction at the moment. Michelle Gisin? You can win the overall standings, absolutely. She is always a positive girl, a hard worker, one of the few I stop to talk to during the reconnaissance, because she is always interesting.
Yes, my life has completely changed. I don't feel anger, just a different feeling than before. Certainly more sadness. And regret. But I always feel lucky to be here, to do what I like best, especially in health. Every day is almost like starting over.
Courchevel? I don't know what to expect, really, even if the training at Reiteralm went well and with me was the Dutchman Jelinkova, a very strong athlete, very competitive and extremely professional. It was a good workout for both of us.
At the moment I am traveling with fewer pairs of skis than in the past, 5 in slalom and 5 in giant, when I usually had at least a dozen per discipline. But in Austria I was able to test a lot, between giant and slalom, which I hadn't done before."