Agerer confirms overall European Cup win

16 March 2012 17:15

Simultaneously with the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals in Schladming, the European Cup Finals are under way in the Valley of Aosta (ITA). The men are racing speed and giant slalom in La Thuile, whilst the ladies are in Pila. The concluding slaloms will take place in Courmayeur on Sunday.

On the ladies' side, Italian Lisa Magdalena Agerer has already confirmed the overall ladies European Cup title with eight victories in a row across three different events, 7 of those within a fortnight. The 20-year-old also already won the event rankings in giant slalom and downhill and will compete in the ladies' giant slalom on Sunday in the World Cup Finals in Schladming.

Altogether Agerer has collected 15 Top Ten finishes, of which nine wins, one second and one third place. With her 1029 points she now leads by over 400 points in the overall standings. "I cannot explain this run myself. At the moment it is hard to believe what is going on - it is simply fantastic," said the Nauders native. She gained some more World Cup experience in Are where she posted the fastest time in the 2nd run of the GS in Are, improving to 7th position from 28th after the first run.

"The fastest time in the second run in the World Cup is great - it gives a lot of self confidence. Now I am looking forward to the season finals in Schladming. And I am already excited about my first full season in the World Cup next year..“

The ladies EC overall rankings are solidly in Italian hand this year. Behind Agerer, the 2nd place is held by Enrica Cipriani with 646 points ahead of Sofia Goggia (515 points). The first non-Italian is Jennifer Piot (FRA) followed by Simona Hösl (GER).

On the men's side, the rankings before the final two days of competition are led by Florian Scheiber (AUT) with 871 points ahead of Stefan Luitz of Germany who has 699 points. Sergei Maitakov of Russia is currently ranked 3rd with 603 points. Victor Muffat Jeandet (FRA) and Roberto Nani (ITA) are still in striking distance, too.