American ski star Mikaela Shiffrin praised Italian Sofia Goggia, winner of Sunday's super-g in Lake Louise, her third consecutive victory after two downhill runs. An appetizer of the possible duel for the general classification, which certainly opens up at least to Petra Vlhova and Lara Gut-Behrami.
In the post-race, Shiffrin said: "The descents had been a bit disappointing, but I really couldn't expect more. I had to put my pride aside and accept my level, even if it is clearly frustrating. At the same time, it is now nice to find certain sensations in super-g, without specific training.
But I want to say that seeing Sofia was enlightening: she seemed perfect, aggressive, everything was in the right place. It was great to admire it before leaving."
Sofia Goggia made history in Lake Louise
Sofia Goggia made history in Lake Louise!
After the two downhill victories the Italian also wins the super-G, concluding an epic goal, winning three races on the Canadian track, a goal that was only achieved by the German Katja Seizinger in 1997 and three times by Lindsey Vonn in 2011, 2012 , 2015.
Goggia thus obtained his fourth victory in super-G. Sofia had a perfect race, especially in the key points of the ski slope, between Fishing Net and Fall Away, beating Lara Gut-Behrami by 11/100. Third place for the Austrian Mirjam Puchner at 44/100.
Goggia's words seemed prophetic on the eve of the Super-G, after the two victories: "I didn't expect two results of this kind on the eve, I certainly felt among the candidates for victory but not so much. It is my sixth consecutive downhill victory with the Garmisch's injury in the middle, I am very happy especially because Lake Louise is not a track that suits my characteristics so much, but this year it is a bit more active.
Now the challenge to the supergiant starts, because the real step towards the top is in that discipline, I have already shown in the past that I have won two consecutive descents and then lost myself in super-G like in Val d'isère, St.
Anton and Crans Montana. Let's say it's my new challenge, I'm consolidating my my ability, the gaps trimmed in these two days are many, but I expect the opponents to grow, every race starts from scratch. It was a race held in totally different conditions than on Friday.
The track was fo rse more beautiful because it was well smoothed, but with such visibility it was more difficult to read the ground. In fact, already at the third corner I was unable to pull it well, so much so that I left it on the road a few tenths, then I checked other doors so as not to make mistakes. I was good from half down. "