Mikaela Shiffrin achieved her 94th World Cup victory in Flachau. The American held off Petra Vlova of Slovakia in a thrilling final in the slalom. Lena hoped for a podium finish at the Tour break, but ultimately missed the top ten.
After the exceptional driver retired last weekend at Zauchensee due to health reasons, he set the next exclamation mark at Flachau. After finishing second in the first round, the American managed to equalize the time in the final, especially in the lower section, and won by 27 hundredths of a second over half-time leader Petra Valhova. During the winner's interview, he spoke almost in tears “Most Challenging Days”.
Shiffrin next broke Stenmark's record
His friend, Alexander Amot Gilde, was airlifted to hospital after falling heavily while landing in Wengen on Saturday. Shiffrin immediately rushed to her friend's bedside. The victory marked the 81st podium finish in the slalom of his career and was accordingly close to his heart. With this, he broke another record held by Swedish ski legend Ingemar Stenmark.
Slovakian Valhova was still in the lead after the first run, but could not save a wafer-thin lead of seven-hundredths of a second until the end. Vlhova had to settle for second place (+0.27 seconds). Third was Sweden's Sara Hector (+1.11 seconds), who was able to celebrate her first career slalom podium finish at the World Cup. Lena Tour was the top German in 15th place.
Tour's race failed
Last winter, the Lena Tour finished third on the Hermann Meyer World Cup course. This time she should not do anything on stage. The Tour started the race with a pole position. However, the time he set in the first round could not put the competition under pressure. She started the final run in seventh place, more than a second behind half-time leader Petra Valhova (+1.26) and therefore had to catch up.
Tour self-criticism: “It wasn't good enough”
But it failed completely. SV The athlete from Germering couldn't find the run route and finished almost two seconds behind. In the end he finished 3.37 seconds behind Schiff. “That's clearly not enough.”He said about his performance. “I took where there were no curves”Third in the slalom standings, he didn't want to hang too much on the evening he spent. “It happens quickly in slalom. If something doesn't fit somewhere, it's hard to drive the turn the way I want to drive it.”Tur said: “Something's missing today, whatever.”
Hilsinger, Eicher and Filcher did not play in the finals
Jessica Hilsinger, who qualified for the second round of the slalom in Kranjska Gora for the first time this season and finished 20th, was back to her old ways in Flachau. He finished the first run nearly four seconds behind (+3.92) and missed the second run in 45th place.
Emma Eicher wasn't very fast, but she missed the final by only 0.25 seconds. Eicher was 34th, 3.2 seconds slower than Vlhova. Andrea Filzer also didn't make the top 30. He finished 49th, 4.05 seconds behind Vlhova.