Is then the next logical result the eighth large Crystal Globe in a row for the Overall World Cup? “Only if there is no other mathematical possibility,” says Marcel. Anyway the 160 points from Bansko (after an excellent Slalom run in the Combined he skied his way to 2nd place) give him a very comfortable lead of 490 points. So the second racer in the World Cup would need nearly five World Cup wins in the remaining nine races this season, with Marcel not even winning a single point. Such a task certainly looks rather difficult from the pursuers’ point of view.
SPEED QUEEN SOFIA: BACK FOR GOOD UNTIL THE OLYMPICS 2022
If an athlete breaks her ankle just before the start of the season, then has a dream comeback before the FIS Ski World Championships with two second places, wins World Championship Silver and then directly after that her first World Cup race, then it’s clear who will set the pace in the Ladies speed races in the future: Sofia Goggia. In Crans Montana she won the Downhill, even though salt was strewn on the race course just before her, something that’s normally impossible. And talking about impossible: 2nd place for Atomic newcomer Joana Haehlen, in front of her Swiss home crowd, her first time on the World Cup podium, which she managed even with a torn cruciate ligament. Really fit athletes can do that!