FATIGUE IS RELATIVE: MIKAELA CONTINUES TO BE IN HER OWN UNIVERSE
After slipping to the 6th position of the Giant Slalom after her half-time lead, her first Slalom race in Sestriere was not quite as playful as usual. She spoke of a certain fatigue. Short free-laps between the runs, self-motivation, a power nap: Mikaela was back in her own universe again and won her 22nd World Cup Slalom, one third of it in series.
She wants to leave the combo competition in Val d'Isère to prepare for the final GS before Christmas in Courchevel - her first GS victory seems to be due. According to Atomic Race Manager Höflehner, however, this also applies to Italy's Atomic star Sofia Goggia, who entered the seventh race in Sestriere with podium No. 4. In the Sestriere Slalom the Redster Youngsters Katharina Gallhuber and Katharina Huber showed a strong upward trend.
How will it continue? Speed block in Val Gardena for men with GS classics in Alta Badia, Monday as a parallel event. The ladies race the Alpine Combination, Downhill, Super-G in Val d'Isère.