Giant slalom races are becoming more and more exciting, and each time tighter and tighter.
Federica Brignone is the only one to have won two races this season even though today's competition had to share it with Petra who for the first time this year gains 100 points in the discipline.
Federica Brignone follows her mother, former Italian skier Maria Rosa Quario, who won the slalom in the Italian Alpine resort back in 1983. She had posted the fasted time in morning's first run, but despite the fifth-fastest time in the second held on to match 24-year-old slalom specialist Vlhova.
Mikaela Shiffrin came .01 shy of making it a three-way tie for a World Cup giant slalom win on Saturday, confirming GS has been the most up-for-grabs discipline for either gender in recent years.
Vlhova earned her third victory this month after those two slalom races. Brignone leads the GS season standings by 61 points over Shiffrin, seeking to become the sixth different woman to win that discipline title in the last six years. There are four more GS races left this season.
Sestriere's weekend is not finished yet, and tomorrow the first-ever women's PGS is making its debut.