CRANS-MONTANA – Best time in the slalom test after the best time in superG and so, with a very solid performance, the blue Federica Brignone won the combined Crans Montana in 1.56.24.
With 1,298 points Federica also took the lead in the overall world cup standings, surpassing the absent American Mikaelal Shiffrin who has 1,225. Franziska Gritsch from Austria came second in 1.57.16 and Ester Ledecka from Czech came in 1.58.06.
After the triumph of Crans Montana, Federica Brignone made the following statements to the Gazzetta dello Sport: “Today I really looked for her, in super-G I managed to make a tactical difference. Obviously I was lucky, because Petra got on. But we would have played it, it would have been a great challenge until the end. But I didn't give up, I'm satisfied with myself. On this track, on this snow I always feel good.
I already have the next busy weekend in La Thuile. It would be nice to have two beautiful races in front of my audience. We will see the rest. It couldn't have been any better. I will stay at home all week, I heard Tomba and he said: Crans has always been my track, now I don't know if it is mine or yours anymore "(sources Ansa and La Gazzetta dello Sport).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano