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The series of Goggia stopped by a fall, Gut-Behrami wins the descent


This is called a smashing comeback. Absent from the discipline since her fall in Saint-Moritz in mid-December, Lara Gut-Behrami found her way to victory this Saturday by winning the Zauchensee descent. Technically cleaner, very direct, the Swiss was ahead of the German Kira Weidle (+ 0″10) and the Austrian Ramona Siebenhofer (+ 0″44) to offer herself the 34th victory of her career, her 2nd of the season . The race was marked by the spectacular fall of the favorite and winner of the first three runs of the season Sofia Goggia. The French have failed to confirm their recent form.

The film of the Dames descent

Perfect technique, total commitment, Gut-Behrami was above the rest

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Perfect technique, total commitment, Gut-Behrami was above the rest

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First winter downhill success for Gut-Behrami

Everyone was waiting for Sofia Goggia. The Italian, victorious in the first three descents of the season and undefeated in the discipline in the World Cup since Val d’Isère in December 2020, was the big favorite in Zauchensee and the Bergamasque was still on the way to a festival, after a high thunderous course, despite a few faults (- 0 “20 at the 2nd inter). But Goggia was surprised by the compression preceding the technical section before falling heavily. If there was apparently no physical damage , the Italian missed a victory that seemed promised to her, a godsend for Lara Gut-Behrami.

Author of a complicated start to the season, between her fall in Saint-Moritz and her positive test for Covid19, the Swiss returned to the descent in the most beautiful way in Zauchensee, where she had already won there. Eleven years. On a track that she adores and that she knows like the back of her hand, the one who won the big globe in 2016 took advantage of her technical qualities to perfectly cushion the movements of the ground and picks up speed in the first wall and thus dig the gaps on the long flat halfway. Less fair on the bottom, being opened on the last jump, Gut-Behrami nevertheless held on to offer himself his first victory of the winter in downhill, a long way from his 17th place in Lake Louise at the start of the season. The 34th success of his career.

No achievement for the Blues

She finally beat the German Kira Weidle (+ 0″10), who confirmed her training with the best result of her career in downhill, and the Austrian Ramone Siebenhofer (+ 0″44) who took advantage of her bib number 1 With her fall, Sofia Goggia did not take advantage of the absence of her main rival in the discipline classification, Breezy Johnson, but maintains a wide margin.

Overall, despite his deadlock, Mikaela Shiffrin remains the leader after the disappointing performance of Petra Vlhova (26th). On the French side, the day was less prosperous than in Val d’Isère. Despite good training, Romane Miradoli could not do better than a disappointing 20th place (+ 1.91), the fault of hesitant trajectories on the top, with supports that were too tight and released late. Laura Gauche is barely further (22nd, + 2″10).

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