Finally we can ski on the slope of Gran Becca. After yesterday’s cancellation, which followed the cancellation of the men’s downhill races scheduled for last weekend, The second (actually the first) free practices were conducted regularly in view of the women’s double slope This will be on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November. A useful session above all to get to know the route, which ended with surprising results.
Free descent to Zermatt-Cervinia, best time for Ager
The best time was determined by Christina Ager, which stopped the clock at 1’35’81. The Austrian was the champion of a flawless test with linear paths, and he took the result in the end. Second place goes to another Austrian, Emily Schoepfwho took down the 51st bib and was able to come within just 24 cents of her national team colleague. But the third time was for German Kira Weidel With a delay of 77 cents. Another Austrian, Christine Schaer, trailed behind her by 86 cents, then Swiss Corinne Sutter by a little less than a second: 93 cents.
Goggia came in sixth place, on par with German Eicher
And Sofia Gogia? The Italian champion came in sixth place, tied with German Emma Aicher. With a delay of one second and 27 cents of the best performance of the day. An attempt to save money for the Bergamo player, without forcing too much and without taking unnecessary risks, especially in the first part in which I lost the most. On the second half of the descent, Goggia was able to push harder and regain some of the gap, passing Ariane Raedler, the eighth Austrian, with a time of 1:35. Excellent ninth time for Italian Nicole Delago (at 1″46), ahead of Norwegian Kaisa Vikhoff Lee (1″51).
Delago ninth, Brignone more than two seconds behind
Behind was Federica Brignone, who was more than two seconds behind (2”04, to be exact) compared to the leader, where he finished in 16th place. For her, this was certainly not an exciting test, although she was probably motivated by the same desire to force a little force on Sophia Gogia. Behind her, Vicky Bernardi, 19, Teresa Rungjalder, 22, Laura Pirovano, 27, and Nadia Delago, 29, performed encouragingly. The 33rd time for Marta Passino, also behind Elena Dolmen, the 31st. Tomorrow, Friday, March 17, a new free training on The controversial Gran Pica track. Weather permitting.
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