Rebensburg wins her third GS crystal globe

18 March 2018 09:37
2017/18 GS crystal globe winner Viktoria Rebensburg
2017/18 GS crystal globe winner Viktoria Rebensburg -
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The final race of the ladies' 2017/18 World Cup season was cancelled due to strong winds in Åre, Sweden. Viktoria Rebenburg of Germany, who held a nearly unsurpassable lead in the standings heading into the day with 92 points over Tessa Worley of France, claimed her third giant slalom crystal globe. Rebensburg won three GS races and finished on the podium six times in the discipline in the 2017/18 season. World Cup Overall champion Mikaela Shiffrin finished third in the GS standings.  

Intense winds and unfavorable visibility all over the slope made it impossible to hold the last race of the season for the ladies. The men's slalom scheduled for Sunday was also cancelled. 

Manuela Moelgg of Italy announced her retirement after 18 seasons on the World Cup tour. Unfortunately, she was not able to take a final race run with the cancellation. The veteran leaves her professional racing career following 14 World Cup podium finishes out of 283 starts.

Following the cancellation of both races, the crystal globes for giant slalom and the Overall were all awarded prior to the athletes departing Sweden.