The women of the World Cup headed over to St. Moritz, Switzerland to kick off the next block of racing on European soil. Day one saw an exciting super-G race that ended with Italy’s Sofia Goggia on the top of the podium, keeping her cool despite losing a ski pole mid-way through the course. Her teammate, Federica Brignone pushed into second one hundredth ahead of last year’s St. Moritz super-G winner, USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin. Photos: GEPA pictures.
Federica Brigone (ITA) and Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) rounded out the podium in second and third respectively.
December 15th – Parallel Slalom
Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova had come into the weekend thinking she would not race after a tibia injury she suffered prior to Soelden had continued to get worse throughout the course of the early season. Alas, a last minute decision led to a first-place podium finish in the parallel slalom, alongside Sweden’s Anna-Swenn Larsson and Austria’s Franziska Gritsch. Photos: GEPA Pictures.
Laurence St.Germain (CAN) had a career-best 5th place finish on Sunday
At the end of the day, the parallel slalom podium consisted of Sweden’s Anna Swenn-Larsson in second, Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova in first, and Austria’s Franziska Gritsch in third.