Giant Slalom and Slalom World Cup races in Špindlerův Mlýn have their winners!
A fantastic 18,697 supporters attended the event..
A big thank-you to everyone – you were the best!
Slovak skier Petra Vlhová raced to victory in the World Cup Giant Slalom in Špindlerův Mlýn. American ace Mikaela Shiffrin finished third ahead of the final giant slalom event in Andorra while German skier Viktoria Rebensburg claimed the runners-up spot. In front of a sold-out crowd that generated a fantastic atmosphere, Vlhová replicated the outstanding form that had seen her clinch gold at the recent World Championships in Åre. In the leading Krkonoše winter resort, she won the first round and completed the second round with a winning margin of 0.11 seconds over Rebensburg. Shiffrin, who managed only fourth in the first round, 1.13 seconds behind Vlhová, had a better second round to secure third place. No Czech racer qualified for the second round.
1. VLHOVÁ Petra (SVK)
2. REBENSBURG Viktoria (GER)
3. SHIFFRIN Mikaela (USA)
Mikaela Shiffrin again showed why she is the World Cup queen by skiing to victory in Špindlerův Mlýn. The American racer, who has already clinched the slalom crystal globe, her sixth in the discipline, dominated the racing to claim her record 15th victory of the season. She finished 0.85 seconds ahead of Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener in second with Petra Vlhová, winner of Friday's giant slalom, 2.03 seconds behind the winner in third. Czech Gabriela Capes finished 15th for a personal best in the slalom. The amazing atmosphere generated by the noisy 10,000 crowd inspired the skiers even in testing conditions when the first round was affected by heavy snowfall.