Swiss slaloms can dream of victory in Linz. Michel Geisen set the second fastest time in the first round, 0″ 08 behind favorite Petra Flova, while Camille Rast finished fourth. Round two for live viewing from 12:50 on RTS 2 and RTSsport.ch.
Disappointing as a giant the day before (21), Michel Geisen could be striving for a second World Cup success, one year from today after opening her meter during the Semmering slalom. I ceded just 0”08 to Slovakian Petra Vlova, victorious in the Levi’s and 2’s at Killington in November.
Seventh in the contending giants on Tuesday, Camille Rast for his part had a favorite with a No. 17. Never before has he had a better rating than sixth at this level, Valesan lost just 0.53 to Petra Velhova. The 2017 junior world champion in slalom is just 0.26 seconds behind Katharina Linsberger, third.
Holdener slightly indented
Wendy Holder, who may have been hoping to capitalize on Michaela Shiffrin’s absence to achieve her first major success, will have to pull out all the stops in the second round (from 1pm) to get to the podium. Schwytzoise clocked 10th time, 0”61 from third.
The Revenant Oranese Allen Daniot, for her part, finished 27th in the first round, 707 days after her last World Cup appearance. On the other hand, Elena Stoffel (38) did not win her ticket to the final, as Mélanie Meillard for her part saw elimination on the first track.
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