Italian Alpine Championships 2018

25 March 2018 21:11
Nicole Delago at Santa Caterina
Nicole Delago at Santa Caterina -
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The Italians contested their National Championships in Santa Caterina Valfurva, where the competitions began with the downhills and the alpine combined races on 22 March 2018. Johanna Schnarf became double Italian champion, winning both races ahead of Olympic Champion and globe winner Sofia Goggia. Another Italian athlete with positive momentum at the end of this season is Christof Innerhofer. After his podium in the last World Cup race of the season in Are, he also claimed both the downhill and AC races of his National Championships.

On Friday, both super-Gs could be held in Santa Caterina, and young Nicol Delago was able to grab the win in the ladies’ race ahead of two World Cup athletes, Johanna Schnarf and Sofia Goggia. Just like in 2014 on the same slope, Matteo Marsaglia (winner of the Beaver Creek super-G in 2012) proved victorious in the men's race for his sixth career national title.

Saturday in Santa Caterina was dedicated to the giant slaloms, with Federica Brignone and Giulio Giovanni Bosca taking the national titles.

The slaloms were previously held in Bormio back in December. Insam Vivien, a 21-year-old Italian rising star, and Roccardo Tonetti, the World Cup giant slalom specialist who equaled his personal best in Adelboden this season, took the titles.

Full results from Bormio (SL) are available here.

Full results from Santa Caterina Valfurva are available here.