Lara Gut Wins Downhill in Crans-Montana
Two years and a month later, Lara Gut returns to the top of the podium with a resounding victory in the Downhill of Crans Montana. To find his last victory in a Downhill we have to go back one more year, to January 2017 in Cortina.
Crans Montana was the scene of a Swiss double in front of 7000 spectators cheering on their heroines. Lara Gut crossed the finish line in the lead in front of her teammate Corinne Suter, conquering her 8th World Cup wins in Downhill and 25th of World Cup career.
Corinne Suter, in second position +0.80 gets her fifth podium of the season. It's her third Downhill seasonal podium, and she still leads the Downhill standing on Ester Ledecka by 120 points. She will have the opportunity to close the Downhill standing leading before the World Cup finals in Cortina with tomorrow’s Downhill.
Stephanie Venier completes the podium +0.92 seconds back. It is the second podium of the season for the Austrian skier.
Petra Vlhova was fourth 1.08 behind, to score an unexpected 50 World Cup points for a career-best result in Downhill. The Slovakian slalom specialist only ever started one World Cup Downhill until last month in Bansko where she surprised with a 6th place reconfirmed by another top ten in Garmisch Partenkirchen.