Riders looking to avoid being Scuolded in penultimate World Cup
Event Preview - Scuol World Cup
Ester Ledecka’s consistency has been undeniable throughout the season. The Czech sensation has won six of the eight World Cup stops as well an Olympic gold medal in PeyongChang. She comes off the last stop of the tour with a second place and will be a favourite for the win in Scuol.
Whilst Ledecka’s overall title is sealed the race for second and third will be tight. Theresia Hofmeister (GER) comes into Scuol with only a 260 point lead on Julia Dujmovits (AUT) and Selina Joerg (GER). A top-three finish in Scuol by either rider will place pressure on the others to deliver a good performance at the season final in Winterberg.
Whilst Nevin Galmarini will have the home soil advantage, eyes are on the race for second and third. Currently Italy’s Edwin Coratti sits in second place with a 327 point margin on Roland Fischnaller (ITA) and a 537 point lead on Andrey Sobolev (RUS). Both Roland and Andrey will need to finish in the top four to pick up the points needed to pass Coratti. Should Coratti finish in the top four he will further the point-gap and place further pressure on Galmarini. There is no room for error by any riders.
Home of Olympic gold medallist Nevin Galmarini, Scuol is situated on the far east side of Switzerland in Graubunden. This is the first World Cup for the destination and riders will be itching to ride a new slope. The course will be set on the Prui Piste where riders will see numerous gradient changes. The changes will test not only their carving ability but also their gliding technique.
Current Overall Standings:
1. Ester Ledecka (CZE) – 6540 pts
2. Theresia Hofmeister (GER) – 4930 pts
3. Julia Dujmovits (AUT) – 4670 pts
4. Selina Joerg – (GER) 4610 pts
5. Ekaterina Tudegesheva (RUS) - 4070 pts
1. Nevin Glamarini (SUI) – 5650 pts
2. Edwin Coratti (ITA) – 4103 pts
3. Roland Fischnaller (ITA) – 3776 pts
4. Andrey Sobolev (RUS) – 3566 pts
5. Alexander Payer (AUT) – 3330 pts
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