Lindell-Vikarby leads Lienz GS after 1st run
Lienz, Austria – Negative temperatures overnight in conjunction with the injection work done yesterday allowed for a regular race. According to racers however it turned out to be quite bumpy. In addition, the sun was hidden by some high clouds, making the visibility not so ideal.
Sweden's Jessica Lindell-Vikarby best dealt with the challenging condition and posted the fastest time. She came down the Hochstein course in 1 minute, 8.63 seconds to beat second-place Anna Fenninger of Austria by a mere 0.02 seconds. In third position is the Kathrin Zettel was just 0.04 seconds off the pace.
Among the favourites, Switzerland's Lara Gut skied out in the top section, while world cup leader Tina Weirather placed 10th, 1.80 seconds adrift and Tina Maze in 12th position, + 2.04 seconds back.
Jessica Lidell-Vikarby won her first career giant slalom race in Beaver Creek a month ago.
“It was a tough run”, said the 29-year-old. “The course was hard and bumpy. I hope I will manage to ski as well in the second run.”
A thrilling second run awaits us at 13:00 CET
Here are the full results.