Alpine Skiing: Tessa Worley wins ladies Giant Slalom in Solden

Tessa Worley. Photo: KDN

SOLDEN, Austria (KDN) – Tessa Worley of France started off her new FIS Ski World Cup season on the top step of the GS podium edging out top favourite Mikaela Shiffrin of the US and Federica Brignone of Italy.

Worley had perfect timing to win her first World Cup race of the season on Saturday in the ski resort of Solden in western Austria. The French ski star clocked a total time of 2 minutes 00,51 seconds to cling the victory. The first run leader Italian Brignone finished second trailing Worley by 0.35 seconds, while last year’s overall World Cup winner Mikaela Shiffrin came third 0.94 seconds behind.

Federica Brignone. Photo: KDN
Mikaela Shiffrin. Photo: KDN

Men’s Giant Slalom canceled

The men’s Giant Slalom which was scheduled for Sunday 10 am at Soelden was cancelled due to 50cm of new snow overnight and strong winds.
The FIS Alpine Ski season will move to Finnish ski resort of Levi, Finland on November 18 with a slalom on the agenda.