Kristoffersen masters the Canelone Miramonti
Madonna di Campiglio is the oldest Italian World Cup venue, as they hold a Slalom in 1966/67, the year of the foundation of the World Cup. 50 years later, the event is still running and attracting thousands of people for the traditional night race on 22nd of December.
The first run took place on the icy Canelone Miramonti course, with defending champions Henrik Kristoffersen topping the field. Overall World Cup winner Marcel Hirscher is +0.23 off the pace and Sweden’s André Myhrer rounds out the podium +0.49 behind.
A bunch of surprise racers came from the back and qualified for second run. Japan’s Naoki Yuasa grabbed 8th place only +0.72 off, as USA’s AJ Ginnis took 13th place, Christian Hirschuehl (AUT) 18th and GS specialist Zan Kranjec qualified as 29th with +1.88.
Second run is set to start at 20.45 CET.