Sofia Goggia: "I created speed where I needed to"

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Sofia Goggia: "I created speed where I needed to"

Italian Sofia Goggia commented on her FISI victory in the Super-G of Val D 'Isere, her 16th World Cup triumph, in a season that is seeing her as the absolute protagonist. She said: "I think I played one of the most beautiful and softest super-Gs of my life: very scholastic, but very effective where I had to create speed, in the part of the woods.

I'm a bit perplexed about the start, because 2 tenths in 5 seconds it's really something that puzzles me in light of how I've worked. I know it's my weak point but it's still a lot. I did a good race from the middle down, like yesterday.

A good team performance. Federica Brignone she skied really strong up to the middle, then she made a slight mistake in a corner that took away her speed, while Elena Curtoni is confirming her solid skiing, with some nice curves, which make her in super-G really admirable."

Sofia Goggia made history also 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. "