Super-G of St. Moritz: only third Mikaela Shiffrin

Lara Gut-Behrami wins the race ahead of Sofia Goggia and the Americana

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Super-G of St. Moritz: only third Mikaela Shiffrin

Lara Gut-Behrami wins the super-G in St. moritz in front of the Italian Sofia Goggia and the American Mikaela Shiffrin. Gut-Behrami won by only 18 cents on Goggia, while Shiffrin was 1 ”18 behind. Fourth was the Norwegian Ragnhild Mowinckel at -1 ”45.

Mikaela Shiffrin, who is about to become number one in the history of women's skiing, couldn't do anything against Lara's great competition. For her it is her 33rd success and it is her 63rd podium. The general classification of the Women's World Cup always sees Mikaela Shiffrin in front of everyone, with Sofia Goggia 70 points behind the three-time winner, who is about to overtake Petra Vlhova.

Now there will be the fast races of Val d'Isère, next week, almost certainly without Shiffrin at the start, before Courchevel and Lienz where the American could return to earn. After the race, however, Italian Sofia Goggia said: "Today I made a lot of mistakes, I am aware that I did not ski technically well, but I am very happy all the same, having taken only two tenths on a track like this from Lara Gut makes me proud of this one.

race, with the awareness of being able to ski even better." Pic by team USA

Mikaela Shiffrin: "Sofia Goggia is perfect and aggressive"

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! 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. "

Mikaela Shiffrin