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Alpine Skiing 2016 - 2017 Discussion Thread

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:FRA  day :p  Worley:champion: and Pinturault:champion:

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Schoerghofer should be ashamed on that 3rd position of the podium. :d

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I think that Hirscher can celebrate his overall title now :)

 

Jansrud was very bad today.

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16 minutes ago, dareza said:

I think that Hirscher can celebrate his overall title now :)

 

Jansrud was very bad today.

 

Which reminds me. :d

 

 

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1 hour ago, dcro said:

 

Which reminds me. :d

 

 

:lol:

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GS battle intensifies as Worley wins Maribor

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Tessa Worley of France started off her new year back on the top step of the GS podium and maintaining the discipline standings lead with a blistering second run in Maribor, Slovenia. After a first run where everyone had to make adjustments to rhythm changes on course, Mikaela Shiffrin held a slim 0.07-second lead over Sofia Goggia. Worley was lurking in third, at 0.20 seconds off the lead pace. 

 

“The course is great. The surface is really nice to ski on. I was attacking. I made a bit of a mistake, but it seems everybody had a bobble somewhere in the course. So it’ll be a good fight second run,” Shiffrin said between runs. “I felt I was attacking pretty hard, so just trying to continue with that mentality and maybe bring a little bit more smart skiing into the middle section but keep that aggression."

 

But Worley fired up the jets harder than her competition and crossed the finish line with a solid green light. Then she waited as Goggia and Shiffrin each took their turns, but neither could pass her blazing final split.  

 

“It’s intense, but it’s awesome because it’s only in skiing that you can feel this feeling,” said Worley. “I was so happy at the end to see that I was winning. It’s a great fight and I’m really happy that all the girls are wanting to win every race and making it so hard. I’m happy because it pushes me to get to my best level.”

 

Shiffrin ultimately finished fourth as Swiss Lara Gut edged her out for the final podium position in third.

 

“It’s always cool to be on the podium. I had a little bit too many mistakes in the first run, so I can be not really happy, but the podium is always great. So take that and keep on working and hopefully – soon – I will get the feeling of winning again back,” said Gut. “It was really straight. It was just the way to go to the race. To me, it’s an easy course. It’s an easy slope. So you’ve seen in the first run, with two seconds you are top 30, no more. You have to push, and I think you also have to risk.”

 

After four DNFs in a row in past races, Goggia seemed once again poised for a shot at her career first victory, but the champagne will have to wait for another day. Still, the Italian had reason to celebrate. 

 

“I’m pretty happy with today’s podium actually because it is an important race because it is the last one of Tina Maze, which was my idol in past years. So I was really touched and excited for that. I thought after the first run I was going to win, but still it’s OK like that,” Goggia said. “I was crying like a baby, and … it’s [been] some years since I [was] crying for someone with emotion like this. I was really touched in my heart because it was really something important to me.”

 

Maze said her farewell to the World Cup circuit with a hard charge out of the start in the first run, but she pulled up after the first intermediate time to greet her partner Andrea Massi and former coach Valerio Ghirardi. Stopping just before the finish line and crossing it on foot, she officially recorded a DNF but spent a considerable amount of time thanking fans for their support over the course of her World Cup career which spanned 18 years after beginning in Maribor on Jan. 2, 1999. The venue was also the site of her first podium, notched in the GS race in 2002. 

 

“When I came to the World Cup she was already one of the best, and she’s been helping me so much. So thanks, Tina, for everything you did for me, for all the other athletes, and for the sport,” Gut announced to the crowd. 

 

The ladies will race a slalom in Maribor on Sunday with starting times at 9:15/12:15 CET.

 

 

Full Results Here

 

Tessa Worley 1st Run

 

Tessa Worley 2nd Run

 

 

 

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Great show in Adelboden, with Pinturault taking the win

Podium Giant Slalom Adelboden

 

The legendary Chuenisbärgli has a new champion! Alexis Pinturault won the Giant Slalom in Adelboden, after a very exciting second run where he beat out his main challenger Marcel Hirscher by +0.04 and Austria’s Philipp Schoerghofer.

 

With his 19 World Cup wins, Alexis Pinturault definitively surpassed Jean-Claude Killy’s French record today. The skier from Courchevel had a +0.70 margin from the first run, but he had to push hard and ski at the limit in the second run, as just before him Marcel Hirscher laid down an impressive run.

 

"I thought when I crossed the line that it was long enough for me today, one or two gates more and I would be maybe behind so I'm really happy about those four hundredths. It's a victory, so it's something very special. I heard the crowd but it was more or less like every time; you make the first run and then you have to make also the second run and push even maybe harder in the second run."

 

In second position, Marcel Hirscher writes history again, and step by step, keeps breaking records. He now has 100th World Cup podiums, a feat achieved only by ski legend Ingemar Stenmark so far (155 wins). He was very close to the victory, and he probably believed in it after crossing the finish line with an advantage of almost two seconds, but today Pinturault was stronger and Hirscher is still satisfied with this.

 

"You know, I'm super, super happy with my second run today, another eighty points in the books. For sure, first run was with this mistake not what I was hoping for and if I want to search for four hundredths of a second, this was the mistake in the first run, that is for sure. I am super happy with my skiing in the second run, that was amazing and it felt great and so it is a good day."

 

Austria’s placed another athlete on the podium today, with Giant Slalom specialist Philipp Schörghofer claiming his 6th World Cup podium. The 36 years old racer is only 24th of the second run, but a brilliant performance in the first run allowed him to grab the last spot in the Top3.

 

"It was a great day for me. It was a big target for me to be on the podium today. I always want to be on the podium in Adelboden as a GS specialist. It's so cool here to be on the podium, the crowd is so amazing and the hill is great. There's a lot of tradition here so I am very happy with my third place here."

 

Tomorrow, a slalom will be held on the Chuenisbärgli in Adelboden, starting at 10.30 / 13.30 CET.

 

 

Full Results Here

 

Alexis Pinturault 1st Run

 

Marcel Hirscher 2nd Run

 

Alexis Pinturault 2nd Run

 

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What a day! :wub::bowdown::FRA

 

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17 minutes ago, Bohemia said:

What a day! :wub::bowdown::FRA

 

 

Francetastic :d

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Il y a 5 heures , hckosice a déclaré:

 

Francetastic :d

 

Haha, not bad at all :p I think I'm gonna use it, but first I need your permission, I wouldn't want to be accused of plagiarism :p 

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8 hours ago, Bohemia said:

 

Haha, not bad at all :p I think I'm gonna use it, but first I need your permission, I wouldn't want to be accused of plagiarism :p 

 

haha no worries, feel free to use whenever you want :d I´m almost certain that I am not the inventor of it too...assuming France power in sports it was surely used sometimes somewhere before :d

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Veronika :(

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what a season so far for Ilka Stuhec. This girl is actually on a total euphoria, what a 1st slalom run she showed here today.

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here Zuzulová todays very unlucky DNF :(:(:( what a shame, she was only 10 points behind Shiffrin :(

 

 

but the season is still not over. nevermind Veronika ! don´t give up, next time it will be better and the main goal of the season will still remains the world champs. you can do it :cheer:

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