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  • Writer's pictureRaúl Revuelta

Federica Brignone Storms To Super-G Win in Val d'Isère

Federica Brignone wins the second Super-G of the season held today in the Oreiller-Killy course at La Daille in Val d'Isère. The 33-year-old set the best time in a challenging course seting to took the victory with a lead of 0.44 seconds over Kajsa Vickhoff Lie. Sofia Goggia rounded out the podium 0.59 seconds behind Brignone.

The Italian skier has celebrated her third victory of the season after her two wins in the Giant Slalom in Tremblant, confirming her phenomenal moment. Brignone achieved 9 of her 24 Alpine Ski World Cup victories in Super-G. Also, 17 of her 61 podiums came in the same discipline.

Brignone is now in seventh place on the list of women's Super-G World Cup winners. Michaela Dorfmeister is sixth with 10 wins.

"I'm very happy with my run, the race wasn't that easy. It was fast but with lots of turns. I gave everything, my focus was to be as fast as possible. I'm skiing good, I'm having fun and I'm motivated to try to ski faster, and I think that's the best thing for the beginning of the season", Brignone said.

For Kajsa Vickhoff Lie is her 4th Alpine Ski World Cup podium, her second one in the Super-G.

"I've been struggling a bit going into the race season. I know I can ski fast and I've been really confident but I've just struggled to reach the race level. I gave it all today and I trusted myself, so I'm super happy", Lie said.

Sofia Goggia finished in third place. It is her second podium in Super-G this season. Before St. Moritz, Goggia had not achieved a podium in the discipline since his victories in Val d'Isère (December 2021).

"It was, generally speaking, a good performance. Of course my skiing was not so clean, this Super-G is always tricky. But at the same time with my physical condition, being a little bit sick, I think I had a good performance. I'll take this podium and I'm going home to recover", Goggia said.

While Brignone benefitted from the course set by one of the Italian coaches, Paolo Stefanini, many others struggled on the 'OK' piste, leading to 26 DNFs, including Lara Gut-Behrami, Mikaela Shiffrin, and Marta Bassino-, out of 58 starters.

After today's race Federica Brignone is now 63 points behind Mikaela Shiffrin in the overall standings.


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