Poutiainen leads first run in Flachau night slalom


After one run, it’s Finn veteran Tanja Poutiainen in the lead of a World Cup night slalom in Flachau, Austria today (Jan. 11).

France’s Nastasia Noens stands second, 0.21 seconds back followed by overall leader, Germany’s Maria Riesch in third, 0.41 seconds behind. Italy’s Manuela Moelgg is only seven hundredths of a second behind Riesch in fourth.

Some top competitors were taken out in the first run as Austrian Nicole Hosp, Slovenian Tina Maze and American Lindsey Vonn, along with 21 other racers, failed to finish the 64-gate Griessenkar course set by U.S. coach Trevor Wagner. It’s Vonn’s fourth consecutive first-run DNF in a World Cup slalom.

“My SL troubles continue! Another disappointing SL race for me, that is 4 DNF’s in a row,” Tweeted Vonn after the run. “I am not exactly thrilled right now, but I have been training really well and the bad luck has to turn around eventually…..I hope.”

Winner of the last three World Cup slaloms and four this season, Austrian Marlies Schild showed her first sign of being human in weeks, finishing 1.40 seconds off the leading pace in 10th.

The American women struggled to find the rhythm on the course set by their coach. Resi Stiegler lost her balance coming out of the start gate while Julia Mancuso lost time at every split to finish 4.12 seconds behind the leader and Hailey Duke straddled a gate in the middle of the course. Only Sarah Schleper, the lone U.S. skier to see a World Cup slalom second run in the past three races, made the 30-woman second run in 27th, 3.27 seconds off the pace.
 
Anna Goodman will be the only Canadian representative in the second run in 26th, 2.95 seconds behind.

The second run begins at 20:30 CET/2:30 EST. Click here to watch the results as they happen with Ski Racing’s NEW Live Timing feature.

Image of Poutiainen by Gepa

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Run 1 Run 2 Total Time
 1  2  185140 POUTIAINEN Tanja  1980  FIN   49.90    49.90
 2  11  196806 NOENS Nastasia  1988  FRA   50.11    50.11
 3  5  206001 RIESCH Maria  1984  GER   50.31    50.31
 4  13  296259 MOELGG Manuela  1983  ITA   50.37    50.37
 5  9  505610 BORSSEN Therese  1984  SWE   50.64    50.64
 6  7  55838 ZETTEL Kathrin  1986  AUT   50.86    50.86
 7  10  705287 ZUZULOVA Veronika  1984  SVK   50.93    50.93
 8  6  195972 AUBERT Sandrine  1982  FRA   51.04    51.04
 9  8  206160 RIESCH Susanne  1987  GER   51.12    51.12
 10  1  505760 PIETILAE-HOLMNER Maria  1986  SWE   51.18    51.18
 11  4  55590 SCHILD Marlies  1981  AUT   51.30    51.30
 12  21  505679 HANSDOTTER Frida  1985  SWE   51.41    51.41
 13  44  206099 PERNER Nina  1986  GER   51.46    51.46
 14  12  206279 GEIGER Christina  1990  GER   51.48    51.48
 15  18  205168 DUERR Katharina  1989  GER   51.78    51.78
 16  28  196726 BARTHET Anne-Sophie  1988  FRA   51.92    51.92
 17  40  506341 WIKSTROEM Emelie  1992  SWE   52.09    52.09
 17  19  206035 CHMELAR Fanny  1985  GER   52.09    52.09
 19  23  55759 KIRCHGASSER Michaela  1985  AUT   52.28    52.28
 20  29  355040 NIGG Marina  1984  LIE   52.43    52.43
 21  17  205993 HOELZL Kathrin  1984  GER   52.46    52.46
 22  30  515997 FEIERABEND Denise  1989  SUI   52.49    52.49
 23  47  515587 PUENCHERA Jessica  1982  SUI   52.52    52.52
 24  46  196928 WORLEY Tessa  1989  FRA   52.56    52.56
 25  38  296509 CURTONI Irene  1985  ITA   52.82    52.82
 26  31  106633 GOODMAN Anna  1986  CAN   52.83    52.83
 27  49  205239 WIRTH Barbara  1989  GER   52.85    52.85
 28  26  536481 SCHLEPER Sarah  1979  USA   53.17    53.17
 29  57  506350 EKLUND Nathalie  1992  SWE   53.21    53.21
 30  22  295435 GIUS Nicole  1980  ITA   53.23    53.23
 31  32  565320 FERK Marusa  1988  SLO   53.25    53.25
 32  61  196803 MOUGEL Laurie  1988  FRA   53.29    53.29
 33  34  105269 GAGNON Marie-Michele  1989  CAN   53.38    53.38
 34  55  106183 TERWIEL Elli  1989  CAN   53.40    53.40
 35  74  565331 LAVTAR Katarina  1988  SLO   53.41    53.41
 36  69  206174 STABER Veronika  1987  GER   53.45    53.45
 37  20  385032 JELUSIC Ana  1986  CRO   53.56    53.56
 38  56  506399 HECTOR Sara  1992  SWE   53.65    53.65
 39  72  385041 NOVOSELIC Sofija  1990  CRO   53.78    53.78
 40  54  516280 HOLDENER Wendy  1993  SUI   53.79    53.79
 41  35  515619 GINI Sandra  1982  SUI   53.81    53.81
 42  24  185271 LEINONEN Sanni  1989  FIN   53.87    53.87
 43  45  515733 BONJOUR Aline  1985  SUI   54.02    54.02
 43  33  537545 MANCUSO Julia  1984  USA   54.02    54.02
 45  41  515692 GRAND Rabea  1984  SUI   54.09    54.09
 46  42  105615 ROUTHIER Eve  1988  CAN   54.25    54.25
 47  64  435142 KARASINSKA Katarzyna  1982  POL   54.75    54.75
 48  67  65038 PERSYN Karen  1983  BEL   54.88    54.88
 49  36  537772 STIEGLER Resi  1985  USA   54.89    54.89
 50  63  55914 NOESIG Michaela  1988  AUT   55.58    55.58
 51  25  56032 SCHILD Bernadette  1990  AUT   57.32    57.32
 52  71  705394 KANTOROVA Barbara  1992  SVK   57.33    57.33
 53  79  35177 SIMARI BIRKNER Angelica  1994  ARG   58.09    58.09
 54  39  107068 PHELAN Brittany  1991  CAN   58.10    58.10
 55  77  415128 JARVIS Sarah  1986  NZE   59.01    59.01
 56  50  106961 MIELZYNSKI Erin  1990  CAN   1:01.00    1:01.00
 57  65  538573 ROSS Laurenne  1988  USA   1:03.03    1:03.03

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