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ÖSV aces chase down the mighty Italians in Zaucensee training

ÖSV aces chase down the mighty Italians in Zaucensee training

Federica Brignone once again showed her current strong form in downhill training in Zuschensei.

The Italian was clearly the fastest on Thursday in wonderful weather with a time of 1:47.32 minutes, 0.41 seconds behind her compatriot Nicole Delago.

Behind third-placed Sofia Goggia, another Italian, Miriam Buchner from Bongao, was fourth in her home country as the ÖSV's best female runner (+0.82).

Right behind her is Ariane Radler (+0.98), who was allowed to start over after initially being denied due to Alice Robinson's failure.

Christina Agger (+1.20) and Sabrina Mayer (+1.21) rounded out the top 10 in ninth and 10th, followed by Kristen Scheer (+1.26) in 11th. Other ÖSV riders such as Stephanie Fenner (+1.47), Nadine Feist (+1.85) and Cornelia Hütter (+2.27) lag behind.

Büchner: “The driving is very smooth”

“I had a look at it today,” says Hutter afterwards, highlighting the piste preparations. “It has it all. It's really something to overcome,” Styrian said.

“The ski is in excellent condition,” Buchner says, referring to the conditions. “It's really smooth to drive. There's really no bumpy trails, which makes it really fun.”

Brignone has already won two World Cup races in Zuchensee. The 33-year-old won the Alpine Combined race in 2020, which is no longer part of the World Cup programme, and also won the Super-G two years ago.

The Super-G is on the program on Friday as a prelude to the Speed ​​Triple in Zauchensee, followed by a downhill race on Saturday and another Super-G on Sunday.

World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin is skipping races to make things easier. The American wants to attack again on Tuesday, January 16, in the night slalom in Flachau.

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