Feb 29, 2012
THE AGERER SERIES: 7 VICTORIES IN 14 DAYS
Streak of success. Atomic youngster Lisa Magdalena Agerer impressed with a series of success in the Europa Cup. The 20-year-old Italian on the Atomic D2 race won her seventh Europa Cup race in a row at the giant slalom in Abetone on Thursday – within 14 days. Agerer leads the overall ranking and has already won the giant slalom ranking. As the season comes to an end, she still has to face some stress and a tight schedule.
“I really don’t know how we will manage the finals“, Lisa Agerer said smiling after her seventh victory in a row. The Europa Cup finals in the Aosta Valley are taking place at the same time as the World Cup finals in Schladming. “I will probably race the super-G in Italy on Friday and directly afterwards go to Austria for the giant slalom final in Schladming on Sunday.“ This is stress in a good way for the multitalented athlete from Nauders who won a super-G and two downhills in Sella Nevea, two giant slaloms in Paganella as well as in Abetone since the 14th of February. “I am so happy about the way things go now. At the end of January, I was forced to take a break as I had the flu, but now I feel strong and I’m happy and excited about every single race.“
ATOMIC Youngster Julia Ford is equally successful. The 21-year-old US American won six times between the 9th and 18th February: twice in super-G, three times in downhill (she also became the US downhill champion in Aspen), once in giant slalom. In the overall ranking of the Nor-Am-Cup Ford is now on 2nd place, only 1 point behind the leader.