Federica Brignone won the second super-G of the women’s World Cup in Kvitfjell, a race characterized by frequent and long interruptions due to a fog bank on the Olympiabakken slope. For the Italian it is the fourth victory of the season and the 25th in her career, thus surpassing not only the injured Sofia Goggia but also the legendary Italian Gustav Thoeni, thus becoming the second best Italian skier in the world cup after Alberto Tomba with the his 50 hits. With this victory Brignone is also second with 1,268 points in the general cup ranking, overtaking the absent American Mikaela Shiffrin (1,209).


Federica Brignone – Ski World Cup 2024

Brignone won with a time of 1.37.30, ahead of Lara Gut-Behrami (1.37.91) – who with 540 points against the Italian’s 466 also remains leader of the discipline ranking with only one race left to go. season. Closing the podium was the Czech Ester Ledecka in 1.38.09. For Italy in the standings, hampered by poor visibility, also Marta Bassino 15th in 1.39.22, Roberta Melesi 18th in 1.39.77, Laura Pirovano 22nd in 1.40.30 and then Teresa Runggaldier from Val Gardena in 1.40.49. Now the women’s world cup moves to Sweden, to Aare: next Saturday and Sunday a giant slalom and a special event with the long-awaited return of the champion Mikaela Shiffrin. It will be the last stop before the Season Finals in Saalbach, Austria.

Federica Brignone - Ski World Cup 2024 gettyimages

Federica Brignone – Ski World Cup 2024

“I don’t want to win a ‘package race’. In skiing it can happen that you have races that aren’t the same for everyone, but I didn’t go down in a better condition than my opponents, we all had fog, some more than others. I can’t say you won by f…”. Federica Brignone thus comments, to the microphones of Rai Sport, her success in the Super G in Kvitfjell at the end of a race tormented by continuous interruptions due to fog. The possibility of winning the World Cup is still open, but the gap with Lara Gut-Behrami is wide. Some things didn’t work out, but I see the glass full this year. I also had two podiums in Crans Montana, it was a good season and it’s not over.” She then assures: “For now I have no intention of stopping, given how I ski. The moment I no longer feel like it, I won’t feel like it anymore…”

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