Alpine Skiing World Cup. The Italian wins her first race in the championship.
In front of 18,500 spectators at the Killington World Cup in Vermont, Italian Marta Bassino made two clean and fast races to win her first race on a shortened track due to the gusty winds on the planned starting line. The 23-year-old has been on the podium in the World Cup five times before the Giant Slalom today.
Federica Brignone got his first podium of the season with a second place. Brignone, winner of the Killington Giant Slalom last year, made an impressive second race. He has achieved the second fastest race by climbing six positions to win his 20th podium in his career.
Local heroine Mikaela Shiffrin finished third, at 0.29 seconds from the pace set by winner Marta Bassino. Shiffrin is still looking for his first victory in Giant Slalom in Killington, where he has won three slalom races.
The young New Zealand Alice Robinson, who beat the Shiffrin to win the giant slalom that opened the season at Soelden, could not finish the first race. Robinson surprised everyone with his presence in Killington after a bruise on the bone of his left knee. He decided to participate in the second Giant Slalom of the season after the clear message of the doctors.