Lara Gut-Behrami wins the Soldeu Super-G and the discipline globe
Before the start of the race, they were five to compete for the globe of the discipline in 44 points: Elena Curtoni (ITA), Lara Gut-Behrami (SUI), Cornelia Huetter (AUT), Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) and Federica Brignone (ITA). In Soldeu (Andorra), this Thursday, it was Lara Gut-Behrami who concluded this suspenseful season in the best possible way. Third of yesterday’s descent, she impressed her world. She offers herself the fourth Super-G globe of her career after those of 2014, 2016 and 2021. She equals Carole Merle and is only one length behind Katja Seizinger and Lindsey Vonn, record holders with five victories each.
Federica Brignone quickly took the lead with a remarkable time on the third section of the race. Launched in pursuit, Lara Gut-Behrami showered her hopes of a small globe by beating her by 22 hundredths on the line. Faster on the top than the defending champion, the Swiss made a high-flying descent to send a strong message to her three other direct competitors by taking the provisional first place in the general classification.
Huetter and Curtoni too fair
The next to play the globe of the discipline to start was Cornelia Huetter. Long in the nails, the Austrian however lost too much time in the final to hope to be titled. At the top of the Super-G classification, Elena Curtoni, was then disappointing (+1”23). Head down on the line, the Italian offered the small globe to Lara Gut-Behrami.
On the French side, they were two to set off for the last Super-G of the season. Bib 22, Laura Gauché had started well but could not do better than eleventh place (1”32). Starting ahead, with bib number 16 on her shoulders, Tessa Worley is just behind, twelfth at 1”34.