Kronplatz Giant Slalom Preview
Tomorrow, after the speed events in Cortina, the Alpine Ski World Cup will continue in Italy with two Giant Slalom races on the demanding ERTA slope in S. Vigilio di Marebbe at the Kronplatz.
Kronplatz is a ski resort in the Dolomites in South Tyrol, Italy. The holiday region of Kronplatz comprises the beautiful Pustertal Valley and some side valleys such as Ahrntal/Valle Aurina, Gsieser Tal/Val Casies, Antholzertal/Valle di Anterselva and part of Gadertal/Val Badia.
The ski area has 32 modern lifts serving 119 km of pistes catering for all abilities. Kronplatz is one of the 12 ski areas of Dolomiti Superski, a world-famous network of 1.200 km of slopes. The ski pass includes also the famous Sella Ronda.
January 24th Giant Slalom / Women 1 run 10:30 / 2 run 13:30 CET
January 25th Giant Slalom / Women (replaces Spindleruv Mlyn) 1 run 10:30 / 2 run 13:30 CET
Start Elevation: 1605m
Finish Elevation: 1200 m
Vertical Drop: 405m
Average slope: 32 %
Max. slope: 61 %
Min. slope: 22 %
In 2019, after finishing fifth in 2017 and failing to complete the first run in 2018 at the Alpine Ski World Cup in Kronplatz, American Mikaela Shiffrin proved that the third time was the charm on Tuesday as she claimed a decisive 1.21-second victory over Tessa Worley of France.
Marta Bassino finished third in front of the home Italian crowd, matching the very same result she secured at the venue in 2017.
In 2021 Tessa Worley won in Kronplatz her first World Cup race since 2018 when she won in the Opening race in Sölden. Worley skied the fastest second run to move from fifth place after the first run into first place, finishing 0.27 seconds ahead of Lara Gut-Behrami.
Marta Bassino completed the podium. She had to settle for third place 0.73 seconds behind Worley.
Last season Sara Hector won the Giant Slalom in Kronplatz. The Swedish was super consistent and extremely aggressive, and despite a big mistake in the middle section, she was able to edge Petra Vlhova by 0.15 seconds, who had set the best time in the first run.
Tessa Worley finished in third place, +0.52 seconds behind Hector.