Best of ladies' Audi FIS Ski World Cup 2016/17

Best of ladies Audi FIS Ski World Cup 2016/17

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    After earning the Overall title in the previous season, Lara Gut started in the 2016/17 season in the best possible way with a win in the giant slalom in Sölden. GS Sölden: 1. Lara Gut (SUI), 2. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), 3. Marta Bassino (ITA)

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    It became tradition that the slalom opening takes place in Levi Finland. Levi is located inside the Arctic Circle and the sun appears for only a few hours during the day, offering breathtaking landscapes.

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    Slalom queen Mikaela Shiffrin was reigning in her discipline from the beginning of the season on and won her second reindeer in Levi. “Rudolph” will now have the company of “Sven”. SL Levi: 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), 2. Wendy Holdener (SUI), 3. Petra Vlhova (SVK)

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    Three years after her last World Cup podium, Tessa Worley skied at her best level again and claimed the giant slalom win in Killington. GS Killington: 1. Tessa Worley (FRA), 2. Nina Loeseth (NOR), 3. Sofia Goggia (ITA)

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    The races in the new World Cup venue on the East Coast were important to Mikaela Shiffrin as she grew up there. It made her even more proud to win the slalom in front of a massive crowd. SL Killington: 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), 2. Veronika Velez Zuzulova (SVK), 3. Wendy Holdener (SUI)

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    Out of the blue, Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec grabbed the win in the first downhill in Lake Louise. Overwhelming emotions while crossing the finish line with bib 29. DH Lake Louise: 1. Ilka Stuhec (SLO), 2. Sofia Goggia (ITA), 3. Kajsa Kling (SWE)

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    On the next day, wearing the downhill leader bib for the first time in her career, Ilka Stuhec reiterated the exploits in the second downhill and claimed a second career win. DH Lake Louise: 1. Ilka Stuhec (SLO), 2. Lara Gut (SUI), 3. Edit Miklos (HUN)

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    Lara Gut was also in a great shape in Lake Louise. After a 4th and 2nd rank in the downhills, she won the super-g. SG Lake Louise: 1. Lara Gut (SUI), 2. Tina Weirather (LIE), 3. Sofia Goggia (ITA)

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    The World Cup Tour returned to Sestrière and Tessa Worley proved to be in an excellent shape this season and earned the win in the giant slalom. GS Sestrière: 1. Tessa Worley (FRA), 2. Sofia Goggia (ITA), 3. Lara Gut (SUI)

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    Mikaela Shiffrin extended her lead in the standings by winning the slalom over a second ahead of her contenders. SL Sestrière: 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), 2. Veronika Velez Zuzulova (SVK), 3. Wendy Holdener (SUI)

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    In Val d’Isère, the third week of World Cup competitions started with an alpine combined; another discipline in which Ilka Stuhec exceled this season. AC Val d'Isère: 1. Ilka Stuhec (SLO), 2. Michelle Gisin (SUI), 3. Sofia Goggia (ITA)

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    On the downhill day, Ilka Stuhec was the fastest again. Three wins out of three races so far this season; she is mastering high speed turns and jumps. DH Val d'Isère: 1. Ilka Stuhec (SLO), 2. Cornelia Huetter (AUT), 3. Sofia Goggia (ITA)

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    The Val d’Isère super-g went to Lara Gut. With those 100 points, Lara Gut was second of the Overall standings, only 5 points behind Mikaela Shiffrin after 12 races. SG Val d'Isère: 1. Lara Gut (SUI), 2. Tina Weirather (LIE), 3. Elena Curtoni (ITA)

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    After a first giant slalom run topped by Italy’s Sofia Goggia, strong winds forced the cancellation of the race in Courchevel.

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    Semmering took over the giant slalom of Courchevel and the emotions were high when Mikaela Shiffrin won her second career giant slalom (after Sölden 2014). GS Semmering: 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), 2. Tessa Worley (FRA), 3. Manuela Moelgg (ITA)

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    On the next day, Mikaela Shiffrin doubled up and laid down a very strong performance to grab another GS win. GS Semmering: 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), 2. Tessa Worley (FRA), 3. Viktoria Rebensburg (GER)

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    For the 12th consecutive time in as many participations, Mikaela Shiffrin won a World Cup slalom. Veronika Velez-Zuzulova and Wendy Holdener couldn’t prevent the perfect Semmering hat-trick for the American skier. SL Semmering: 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), 2. Veronika Velez Zuzulova (SVK), 3. Wendy Holdener (SUI)

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    In Zagreb though, another athlete won the slalom and got crowned “snow queen 2017”. After three consecutive second places, Slovakia’s Veronika Velez-Zuzulova won her fifth career slalom. Mikaela Shiffrin straddled and skied out in the first run. SL Zagreb: 1. Veronika Velez Zuzulova (SVK), 2. Petra Vhlova (SVK), 3. Sarka Strachova (CZE)

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    The World Cup Tour went on in Maribor, where the leaders of the discipline standings also claimed the race win. In giant slalom, Tessa Worley celebrated her thrid win of the season. GS Maribor: 1. Tessa Worley (FRA), 2. Sofia Goggia (ITA), 3. Lara Gut (SUI)

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    After a DNF in Zagreb, Mikaela Shiffrin won the slalom in Maribor, rounding her score up to 500 points. SL Maribor: 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), 2. Wendy Holdener (SUI), 3. Frida Hansdotter (SWE)

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    The traditional night slalom in Flachau went to last season’s season ranking winner Frida Hansdotter, topping a crowded podium with Nina Loeseth in second and a tie in 3rd place between Wendy Holdener and Mikaela Shiffrin. SL Flachau: 1. Frida Hansdotter (SWE), 2. Nina Loeseth (NOR), 3. Wendy Holdener (SUI) & Mikaela Shiffrin (USA)

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    After almost a month dedicated to tech races, the speed athletes were eager to compete again in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee. Unfortunately, heavy snowfall shook up the program. The alpine combined originally scheduled on Sunday had to be cancelled, as the downhill was moved to that date.

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    Conditions were tough also on Sunday for the rescheduled downhill. The race could take place thanks to a training run early in the morning. Austrian Christine Scheyer handled the conditions the best and earned her first World Cup win. DH Altenmarkt-Zauchensee: 1. Christine Scheyer (AUT), 2. Tina Weirather (LIE), 3. Jacqueline Wiles (USA)

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    In Garmisch-Partenkirchen speed queen Lindsey Vonn won the downhill and claimed World Cup win number 77. She has ten more to go to beat Ingemar Stenmark’s record of 86 victories and become the most successful World Cup athlete ever. DH Garmisch-Partenkirchen: 1. Lindsey Vonn (USA), 2. Lara Gut (SUI), 3. Viktoria Rebensburg (GER)

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    Both super-g held earlier this season were won by Lara Gut, and it was no different in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. SG Garmisch-Partenkirchen: 1. Lara Gut (SUI), 2. Stephanie Venier (AUT), 3. Tina Weirather (LIE)

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    Another venue had its premiere on the World Cup Tour. Kronplatz (ITA) organized a giant slalom, and Federica Brignone was able to celebrate the win in front of her home crowd. GS Kronplatz: 1. Federica Brignone (ITA), 2. Tessa Worley (FRA), 3. Marta Bassino (ITA)

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    Heading to Cortina d’Ampezzo is always a highlight on the ladies’ Tour. The majestic scenery makes this traditional event very special.

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    After several solid results, Lara Gut finally grabbed a first win of the season in the downhill as well. Sofia Goggia and Ilka Stuhec are less than half a second behind, but Lara Gut’s core stability in those high speed turns made the difference. DH Cortina d'Ampezzo: 1. Lara Gut (SUI), 2. Sofia Goggia (ITA), 3. Ilka Stuhec (SLO)

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    In the super-g, after three wins in a row, Lara Gut wasn’t able to finish her run and Ilka Stuhec earned her fist career win in super-g. In second position Sofia Goggia grabbed her 9th season and career podium. Two other notable athletes rounded up the top positions, with Anna Veith on her comeback in third, and tech specialist and Overall leader Mikaela Shiffrin in fourth. SG Cortina d'Ampezzo: 1. Ilka Stuhec (SLO), 2. Sofia Goggia (ITA), 3. Anna Veith (AUT)

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    Next up was the City Event in Stockholm, where Mikaela Shiffrin won the Final head-to-head run against Veronika Velez-Zuzulova and consolidated her lead in the slalom and the Overall standings before heading to the World Championships in St. Moritz. CE Stockholm: 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), 2. Veronika Velez Zuzulova (SVK), 3. Nina Loeseth (NOR)

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    Crans-Montana was on program right after the World Championships and the World Cup Tour had to go on without Lara Gut, who tore her ACL. But Federica Brignone is also a polyvalent skier and she proved it by taking her first alpine combined win, in the replacement race from Altenmarkt-Zauchensee. AC Crans-Montana: 1. Federica Brignone (ITA), 2. Ilka Stuhec (SLO), 3. Michalea Kirchgasser (AUT)

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    On Saturday, the super-g in Crans-Montana was won by Ilka Stuhec, who once again showed an impressive performance on a very demanding track. SG Crans-Montana: 1. Ilka Stuhec (SLO), 2. Elena Curtoni (ITA), 3. Stephanie Venier (AUT)

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    The third and last alpine combined of the season went to Mikaela Shiffrin! The tech specialist improved her speed skiing enough to grab a first career win in alpine combined. A good enough reason to photobomb Federica Brignone’s team photo for second place. Ilka Stuhec finished third and secured the discipline globe. AC Crans-Montana: 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), 2. Federica Brignone (ITA), 3. Ilka Stuhec (SLO)

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    This season, the ladies got to test the course of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, and one athlete definitely mastered the Korean track the best: Italy’s Sofia Goggia. After an outstanding season, she finally claimed her first career win in the downhill. DH Jeongseon: 1. Sofia Goggia (ITA), 2. Lindsey Vonn (USA), 3. Ilka Stuhec (SLO)

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    Different race, but same podium. Sofia Goggia also won the super-g on Sunday, ahead of Lindsey Vonn and Ilka Stuhec, in the exact same order and on the previous day. SG Jeongseon: 1. Sofia Goggia (ITA), 2. Linsdey Vonn (USA), 3. Ilka Stuhec (SLO)

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    From Europe to Asia, and from Asia to America! It's a long travel, but it was worth it as the races in Squaw Valley were very successful. Even more as Mikaela Shiffrin could clench her fist to another giant slalom win. GS Squaw Valley: 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), 2. Federica Brignone (ITA), 3. Tessa Worley (FRA)

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    In Squaw Valley, the last stop before the finals, Mikaela Shiffrin even earned 200 points, with a win also in the slalom. This allowed her to secure the slalom globe, but also to make a decisive step towards the Overall win, as she could extend her lead over Ilka Stuhec to 363 points. SL Squaw Valley: 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), 2. Sarka Strachova (CZE), 3. Bernadette Schild (AUT)

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    In Aspen, Ilka Stuhec pushed hard and grabbed the win and its 100 points in the downhill. Her amazing season was crowned by the contested crystal globe, in addition to the alpine combined globe that she secured a few weeks before. DH Aspen: 1. Ilka Stuhec (SLO), 2. Lindsey Vonn (USA), 3. Sofia Goggia (ITA)

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    In super-g, both Ilka Stuhec and Tina Weirather were in the fight for the season title with a slight 15 points advantage for Stuhec. Tina Weirather’s smile is the result of a fantastic run that gave her the win, +0.35 ahead of her Slovenian contender. SG Aspen: 1. Tina Weirather (LIE), 2. Ilka Stuhec (SLO), 3. Federica Brignone (ITA)

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    Young Slovakian Petra Vlhova had a great season and was able to materialize it at the very end of the season, with her second career slalom win. As decided in Squaw Valley, Mikaela Shiffrin still earned the season title. SL Aspen: 1. Petra Vlhova (SVK), 2. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), 3. Frida Hansdotter (SWE)

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    The final giant slalom of the season in Aspen had an incredible outcome, with an Italian podium sweep from Federica Brignone, Sofia Goggia and Marta Bassino. The season ranking wasn’t decided yet, but Tessa Worley held on to her 80 points margin finishing in 5th position - while Mikaela Shiffrin was ranked 6th – and she could proudly raise the coveted Crystal globe in the air. GS Aspen: 1. Federica Brignone (ITA), 2. Sofia Goggia (ITA), 3. Marta Bassino (ITA)

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    In the end, the three best ladies of the season are standing on the Overall World Cup podium, all smiles, proud of what they have accomplished. Congrats to Mikaela Shiffrin, Ilka Stuec and Sofia Goggia!

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