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Lara Gut-Behrami (left) and Federica Brignone (right) are among the top favorites in Lienz. © APA / EXPA/JOHANN GRODER

Brignone: “I always felt comfortable in Lienz”

A giant slalom and a slalom will take place in Lienz on Thursday and Friday. Federica Brignone is eager for further success in advance.

While the men of ski racing fight for fame and honor in Bormio on Thursday, the women get down to business in Lienz. This season, Lara Gut-Behrami won the first two races in this discipline, while Federica Brignone really hit the table in the Canadian Tremblant and won both giant slaloms. Along with Mikaela Shiffrin and Petra Vlhova, these two runners are without a doubt considered the hottest contenders for victory in East Tyrol.


The Azzurra is looking forward to the stop in Lienz: “Every race has its own story, but I always felt comfortable in Lienz. I'm going into the race with high hopes and I know that you have to take risks to move forward." In 2017, for example, she won the race in East Tyrol. He also resigned Brignone also a start in the slalom on Friday: "This time I will also take part in the slalom on Friday, a discipline that I enjoy - even if I have little time to train it."

Marta Bassino wants to be on the podium. © APA/afp / FABRICE COFFRINI


While the 33-year-old is currently in top form, another athlete from the Italian team is chasing her first podium this season. Martha Bassino finally wants to fulfill this success: “It is a varied route on which you can find a bit of everything, from flat to steeper passages. We'll see what we find during our morning exploration. So far this winter I’m missing that one top spot, but I’m doing well.”

Sofia Goggia However, after the three top 10 placements in the giant slalom in Killington and Tremblant, I am aiming for another solid result: “The path I took in the giant slalom is bearing fruit. I had a solid start.”

Women's World Cup in Lienz

Thursday, December 28th:
Giant slalom (10.00/13.00)

Friday, December 29rd:
Slalom (10.00 a.m./13.00 p.m.)

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