Shiffrin Seventh in Cortina Super-G
On Sunday’s Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup super-G in Cortina, Italy, Mikaela Shiffrin led the way for the Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team women with a seventh-place finish.
It was another beautiful day on the gorgeous Cortina track for Norway's Ragnhild Mowinkel to take her third career victory. Austria’s Cornelia Huetter was second and Italian skier Marta Bassino third.
Shiffrin was on pace for a podium much of the race until she got late and veered off line toward the end of her run.
“I made a little error with my timing on the last turn on the course,” Shiffrin said. “And of course, it’s quite flat down here so you lose some speed. But it was quite a strong run.”
Sofia Goggia of Italy and Corinne Suter of Switzerland did not start the day’s race due to crashes the day previous.
Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team athletes Breezy Johnson, Keely Cashman and Lauren Macuga also raced landing in 29th, 37th and 43rd respectively. Bella Wright did not finish.
Shiffrin continues the hunt for her 83rd record-breaking victory. Her next chance will come in two giant slaloms at the Kronplatz resort in nearby San Vigilio di Marebbe on Tuesday and Wednesday.
In Kitzbuehel, the men raced slalom. Daniel Yule of Switzerland took the win on the Ganslern course. Dave Ryding of Great Britain was second overall after finishing 16th first run. Half his podium finishes have been in Kitzbuehel. Lucas Braathen of Norway was third.
Ben Ritchie, Jett Seymour and Luke Winters raced for the Stifel U.S. Alpine Team. Ritchie did not qualify for a second run and Seymour and Winters did not finish first run.
Next the men head to the famous night slalom in Schladming, Austria on Tuesday and a night giant slalom, replacing the Garmisch GS, on Wednesday.