'He's looking really strong. I've never seen him ski this good,' Tomas Fogdoe, who came second, said after the race. Fogdoe finished 1.11 seconds after Tomba in a repeat of the winning order of last week's slalom at Chamonix.
Tomba's victory came in the first race to be held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen since Ulrike Maier, the Austrian former world champion, died there in a women's downhill nine days ago. A men's downhill had been scheduled for Saturday but was called off for safety reasons; yesterday's slalom race was held on a different slope.
Hilde Gerg, an 18-year-old German, won her first World Cup race yesterday, beating Italy's Isolde Kostner into second place to win the Super-G race at Sierra Nevada, Spain. The real upset of the race, however, came when Vreni Schneider, the Swiss skier, finished in 13th place in a discipline in which she rarely competes, and earned enough points to take her back to the top of the overall World Cup standings.
Results, Sporting Digest,