The ski weekend has just ended in Cortina d’Ampezzo: where the ladies have competed in both a Downhill and a Super G disciplines. The next event will be next Tuesday in Stockholm for the last stage before the World Ski Championships.
Saturday saw Lara Gut win in the Downhill on the Olympia delle Tofane for the first time, beating the Italian Sofia Goggia and the Slovenian Ilka Štuhec. Fan favourite Lindsey Vonn, slipped in the nets and had to leave the competition, luckily it was just a bad blow, and on Sunday she was back on the slopes.
In the Super G on Sunday, Ilka Štuhec of Slovenia claimed her fifth seasonal victory. The second place was taken once more by Sofia Goggia, who exceeded the Austrian Anna Veith. A great comeback in the race for Mikaela Shiffrin, who closed fourth and took over the points lead in the overall standings on Lara Gut. Unfortunately Lara didn’t finish her run on Sunday due to a collision with a gate.
The next leg of the Ski World Cup will be the City Event, to be hosted again in 2017 in the Swedish capital. On Tuesday January 31st 2017, the ski area Hammarbybacken of Stockholm will open its slopes for the best skiers in the world. The charming location, a snow-covered hill with a wonderful view over the city lights, is ready to welcome the night races of the Parallel Slalom, where the fastest men and women on skis will compete side by side.
After the City Event in Stockholm, the World Cup will stop to allow proceedings of the Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, from February 6th to 19th, 2017. The races will resume on February 24th in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, where the female team will compete in a Super Combined, and in Kvitfjell, Norway, with a men’s Downhill.