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Petra Vlhova was taken away on a stretcher by helpers. © ANSA / MARTIN DIVISEK

Vlhova drama in the home race – Platino convinces

Co-favorite Petra Vlhova fell during her home race in Jasna, Slovakia. After the first round of the World Cup giant slalom, the Swede Sara Hector leads confidently. Elisa Platino from Merano impressed with 1th place.

Vlhova fell and landed in the net on Saturday. She was unable to leave the piste under her own power and had to be taken down to the valley by sleigh. A little later came the bitter diagnosis: cruciate ligament tear, season out. Federica Brignone also dropped out early. The Swede Sara Hector secured the lead on the icy slope. After a strong first run, she is one second ahead of the American Mikaela Shiffrin.

>>> The report on the second round can be found here <<

For Shiffrin, the matter was a matter of trust. “I think with this unique surface you have to feel 100 percent safe. If you don't feel that, you'll lose a lot of time." New Zealand's Alice Robinson lurks in third place (+3 seconds). The Croatian Zrinka Ljutic is in 1,05th place, she is already 4 seconds behind Hector.

Elisa Platino from Merano also knew how to convince. The 25-year-old, who started 38th, confidently qualified for the second run of the top 13 with 2th place. Platino was the best Azzurra, 30 seconds slower than Hector. The Azzurre Asja Zenere (3,93th place), Lara Della Mea (15) and Roberta Melesi (23) also took part in the decision.

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