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Marta Bassino commands a historic Italian one-two

Oct 17, 2020·Alpine Skiing
SOELDEN, AUSTRIA - OCTOBER 17: Marta Bassino of Italy takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Giant Slalom on October 17, 2020 in Soelden, Austria. (Photo by Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom)

Marta Bassino (ITA) is the undisputed protagonist of the Audi FIS World cup women’s season opener in Soelden (AUT) earning her second career World Cup victory. Marta stood out above all in the first run where she was able to exploit her skiing fluidity on one of the most difficult slopes of the whole Circuit.

What could be better than starting the season sharing the podium with her teammate who finished last year as the best in the world? Marta beat Federica Brignone (ITA) by 0.14 seconds to claim her second World Cup victory. For Federica today, it is the fortieth podium in the World Cup and for Italy, it is the first double in Soelden.

Following the Italian duet is Petra Vlhova (SVK), the protagonist of a great comeback in the second run that allowed her to recover 7 positions and finally conquer her first career podium in Soelden!

Among the long-awaited is Alice Robinson, defending Solden champion, who missed the top 10 but slips from the fourth position in the first run to the 12th final due to a bad mistake on the steep part of the slope.

There are those who certainly shone and it is the case of Michelle Gisin who is getting closer and closer to her first Giant Slalom podium. Sofia Goggia (ITA) and Lara Gut Behrami (SUI) return among the top positions in the discipline and Paula Moltzan (USA) with bib 62 wins her first Top Ten.

The action continues in Soelden tomorrow when the men get their first taste of the new season. The first run of the giant slalom is at 10:00 CET.