BANSKO – Triumph of Italy in the women's downhill World Cup in Bansko, Bulgaria. All-blue podium with the hat-trick of the Italian Elena Curtoni (1'29 "31), Marta Bassino (1'29" 41) and Federica Brignone (1'29 "45). Only the fourth, with 1'29 "65, the American champion Mikaela Shiffrin, winner of yesterday's descent, recovery of the test not held in Val d'Isere.
For women's Italy it is the first historic downhill trio: never in the history of the World Cup had it happened that three blue men occupied all three steps of the podium in the specialty. A double party for Elena Curtoni, on her first victory in a World Cup event after a second and two third places: starting with the bib number 28, she proved to be at ease between the doors of the Girardelli track, surpassing in the final Bassino and Brignone, second Friday in the recovery of the race canceled in Val d'Isere.
The Italian hat-trick scored in Bansko is the fourth in the history of the World Cup and comes just over two years after the one scored in Bad Kleinkirchheim by Goggia, Brignone and Fanchini. Before them the feat was successful in Brignone, Goggia and Bassino in the Giant of the Aspen finals in March 2017. While 24 years ago the first hat-trick with Compagnoni, Panzanini and Kostner who dominated the Narvik Giant.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano