Lucas Braathen wins the first slalom of the season

the norwegian Lucas Braathen won this Sunday in the slalom of the French resort of Val d’Isere, ahead of the Austrian Manuel Feller and the Swiss Loic Meillard. Braathen took the start in the second round with a disadvantage of seven hundredths compared to his compatriot Henrik Kristofferssen, the best in the initial. However, he had difficulties on the final descent and lost 1.42 seconds, which moved him to sixth place at the end of the test.

The weekend in Val d’Isere was bitter for Manuel Feller, who repeated in the slalom the second place he obtained yesterday in the giant. Today he was closer to victory, since he was separated by only 84 hundredths of the winner. The Spaniards Joaquim Salarich and Juan del Campo failed to qualify for the second round.

the swiss Marco Odermatt, winner on Saturday in the giant, continues to lead the classification world cup overall. Norwegians Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and Lucas Braathen are second and third.

Holdener achieves his second consecutive victory in Sestriere

The Swiss Wendy Holdener won this Sunday in the slalom of Sestriere (Italy)his second consecutive victory in the World Cup of this alpine ski discipline, ahead of two great figures such as the American Mikaela Shiffrin and the Slovakian Petra Vlhova.

Two weeks after winning the first slalom of the season in Killington (United States), Holdener was once again the fastest. In Sestriere he has prevailed with 47 hundredths of an advantage over Shiffrin and 70 over Vlhova.

Holdener had set the second fastest time in the first round, 24 hundredths behind the Slovakian, but in the second descent he was intractable, to reach the fifth victory of his career in the World Cup.

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The Swiss now ties with Shiffrin for the lead in the Slalom World Cupwith 325 points and is second overall, 19 points behind the American.

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