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  • Writer's pictureRaúl Revuelta

Federica Brignone Wins Tremblant Giant Slalom

Updated: Dec 3, 2023

Federica Brignone won today the third Giant Slalom of the season in Tremblant. The Italian skier after seting the best time in the first run, celebrated her 22nd World Cup victory ahead of Petra Vlhova (+0.21) and Mikaela Shiffrin (+0.29).

Brignone achieved 9 of her 22 World Cup victories in Giant Slalom. Also, 31 of her 58 podiums came in the same discipline.

Brignone broke today a 24-year record to become the oldest Alpine Ski World Cup Giant Slalom winner. 33-year-old Federica Brignone became the oldest woman to win a World Cup Giant Slalom race, surpassing Anita Wachter who was 32 years and 319 days old when she won in Lienz on 28 December 1999.

"I'm very happy. It was really, really an amazing race. I actually didn't feel very good in the second round. I thought I was losing time and speed and then I told myself: I have to make an effort. With these snow conditions you have to ski carefully" said Brignone.

It's the second time Vlhova finished on the podium this season. The 28-year-old finished in third place in the Alpine Ski World Cup Opener in Sölden.

"It's great to be on the podium again and I am very happy with my perfomance in the second run. The first run I was so-so because I didn't know the slope and all the rolls so it was a little bit difficult to understand everything. But then I realised that I like this kind of condition, like spring snow, and that I know I can be really fast", Vlhova said.

For Shiffrin, her second podium in three Giant Slalom races this season -she finished in third position in Killington-, was her 142nd podium in 255 Alpine Ski World Cup starts.

"I started off feeling very unsure about how the hill would feel, how the terrain would move,. I got a little bit more security in my feeling after the first run and in the second run I really tried to push", Shiffrin said.

Lara Gut-Behrami was unable to celebrate her third victory of the season in Giant Slalom. Gut-Behrami, who had previously won in Sölden and Killington, had to settle for fifth place in Tremblant after finishing in third place the first run.

"It probably won't be my favorite slope. I had a hard time finding the timing and hope I can improve on Sunday", Gut-Behrami said.


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