After the crash at the World Cup, Goggia dominated the fifth cup race of the season

After the crash at the World Cup, Goggia dominated the fifth cup race of the season

Goggia took control of the congress after the crash at the World Cup for the fifth time in season

Italy's Sofia Goggia wins the downhill World Cup race in Crans Montana, Switzerland on February 26, 2023.

Crans Montana (Switzerland) – Italian skier After a disappointing World Cup, Sophia Goggia got back on track in the World Cup and won her fifth downhill of the season in Crans Montana. The leading woman of the discipline won by 15 hundredths of a second ahead of compatriot Federica Brignone, while Laura Gauche from France finished third, winning her first place on the podium. The surprising world champion Jasmine Flury from Switzerland took up to 17th place.

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After the crash at the WC, Goggia dominated the downhill for the fifth time in the season

After the crash at the World Cup, Goggia dominated the downhill for the fifth time in the season

After the crash at the World Cup, Goggia took control for the fifth time ;rightý descent in the season

Goggiaová after the crash at the WC she won the downhill for the fifth time in the season

The Olympic winner from Pyeongchang 2018, Goggia, as the big favorite, unsuccessfully attacked for the premier world title two weeks ago in Méribel, the race ended for her with a disqualification due to a missed goal. In Crans Montana, however, in the downhill postponed due to adverse conditions from Saturday, she again failed to find a conqueror and dominated the fifth of seven races in the fastest discipline of the season.

Even today in Switzerland, the race did not go smoothly, the organizers initially postponed the start due to fog, and snow was added. After its start, the skiers' performance was complicated by reduced visibility. The 30-year-old Goggia coped best with the conditions, winning the 22nd race of her career and heading for her fourth mini globe for the downhill and third in a row. With two races to go, she already has a lead of 179 points over Ilka Štuhecová from Slovenia, who finished ninth in Switzerland.

“It wasn't easy to find the right approach to that race,” said Goggia, who had a crash in Friday's only practice. . “You have to believe in yourself, today it wasn't a question of the right track,” she stated.

Brignone was lucky with the conditions and achieved the result of her life in the downhill in second place. So far, she has been second three times and third once. With this success, she followed up the title of world champion in combined and silver in the giant slalom. Gauche, with starting number 26, also made the most of the favorable conditions, and was seventh best in the downhill so far.

SP in downhill skiing in Crans Montana (Switzerland):

Women – downhill: 1. Goggia 1:26.81, 2. Brignone (both It.) -0.15, 3. Gauche (Fr.) -0.41, 4. Mowinckel (Nor.) -0.43 , 5. Hählenová -0.62, 6. Nuferová (both Swiss) -0.65.

Continuous ranking of the downhill (after 7 of 9 races): 1. Goggiaová 580, 2. Štuhecová (Slovenia .) 401, 3. Curtoniová (It.) 288, 4. C. Suterová (Switzerland) 229, 5. Weidleová (German) 221, 6. Puchnerová (Austria) 204.

Ongoing WC ranking (after 30 of 39 races): 1. Shiffrin (USA) 1697, 2. Vlhová (SR) 975, 3. Gutová-Behramiová (Switzerland) 926, 4. Brignone 768, 5. Mowinckelová 725, 6. Goggiaová 670, …51. Dubovská (ČR) 117.