Weirather leads the way in Val d’Isere

22 December 2013 11:23
Tina Weirather - Val d'Isère 2013

Val d'Isère, France - Tina Weirather celebrated her first place in the World Cup overall standings in style when she set the fastest time of Sunday’s giant slalom in Val d’Isere. Fourth in Saturday’s downhill, the Liechtenstein all-rounder clocked one minute and 8.23 seconds to take the provisional lead and eye her first victory in the discipline. Winner of last weekend’s Super-G in St Moritz, Weirather has won two Super-G’s in her career and her best result in a GS was third in Beaver Creek earlier this month.

Slalom specialist Maria Pietilae-Holmner of Sweden, who has yet to make it on a World Cup podium in the discipline, was second fastest 0.66 adrift.

Switzerland’s Lara Gut, winner of the season opener in Soelden, lied third, 0.85 behind.

After Saturday’s downhill, Weirather was leading the big globe race on 495 points ahead of Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch on 490 and Gut on 488.

Second run start at 13:30 CET!

Here are the full results