After her hat-trick in Lake Louise, Sofia Goggia crowned her race weekend in Val d'Isère with the second victory in a row.
"This is the best Super-G I did in my career, the smoothest Super-G skiing in my whole life as a racer. I wasn't fast in the first sections of the course but then I got faster and faster", said a happy Goggia. "Super-G is always tricky. You never know the speed, the lines, the tactics”, she added.
The 29-year-old Italian leads the Downhill, the Super-G, and the overall standings (with 635 points she is now 65 points ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin).
Goggia won the opening Super-G race of this World Cup season in Lake Louise and finished second and sixth in the two events held in St. Moritz last weekend.
The Olympic Downhill champion from PyeongChang 2018 has won 16 career World Cup events. The only three women representing Italy to have won more are Federica Brignone (17). Goggia is now tied with Deborah Compagnoni (16) in the second position.
Ragnhild Mowinckel, with bib number 19, was the only one able to break the dominance of the Italian team, with Elena Curtoni and Federica Brignone in third and fourth place, finishing in second place +0.33 seconds behind Goggia. It's her 7th World Cup podium, the third one in the Super-G.
A long period of suffering comes to an end for the Norwegian with the podium. It's her first podium since Maribor in February 2019 and two cruciate ligament ruptures.
Val d'Isère is a special place for Ragnhild Mowinckel as here she achieved her first podium in the World Cup in 2017 when she finished in third place in the Super-G.
“I felt like myself again, to go and attack it and ski clean, and as clean as I can. It’s been a bumpy ride all together but I am very happy to be here again. I am back”, said Mowinckel.
Elena Curtoni finished in third place +0.51 behind her teammate. It's her seventh World Cup podium, her fourth in the Super-G. Her last podium in the discipline was in St. Moritz last weekend when she finished in second place behind Brignone.