Sunday, March 4, 2018

Federica Brignone Wins Last Alpine Combined of the Season in Crans Montana


Federica Brignone repeated her performance from last season with an impressive slalom run to claim her second career alpine combined victory at Crans-Montana, Switzerland on Sunday. Skiing from fifth place after the super-G run and 0.91 seconds off the lead, the Italian attacked Mont Lachaux with the third fastest slalom run to take the narrow 0.03 seconds win over Michelle Gisin.
The Olympic champion from Switzerland secured her second career World Cup alpine combined podium to the delight of the home crowd. She was followed close behind by Petra Vlhova, only 0.09 seconds from the win, as the Slovakian claimed her career first alpine combined podium in her first race in the discipline on the World Cup tour after finished fifth at the Olympic Winter Games.
Swiss fans had, even more, to celebrate as Wendy Holdener finished fourth on the day to collect her second career alpine combined discipline title. She will receive her crystal globe at the World Cup Finals in Are, Sweden. Gisin finished second in the 2017/18 alpine combined standings and Brignone was third.

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