Von Gruenigen wins giant slalom test

Skiing
Click to follow
The Independent Online
Skiing

Switzerland's Michael Von Gruenigen overcame warm temperatures and deteriorating race conditions in Park City, Utah to continue his giant slalom mastery on the World Cup tour with his third consecutive victory. The victory enabled Von Gruenigen to reclaim the overall World Cup lead from Norway's Lasse Kjus by 14 points. The defending champion Alberto Tomba, of Italy, missed a gate on the second run after finishing eighth on the first.

WORLD ALPINE CUP (Park City, Utah) Men's giant slalom: 1 M Von Gruenigen (Swit) 2min 27.48sec; 2 L Kjus (Nor) 2:27.50; 3 H Knaus (Aut) 2:28.93; 4 F Nyberg (Swe) 2:29.80; 5 C Mayer (Aut) 2:30.14; 6 J Kosir (Sloven) 2:30.19. Leading giant slalom standings: 1 Von Gruenigen 300pts; 2 Kjus 240; 3 Kaelin 156; 4 Knaus 128; 5 Nyberg 116; 6 Kosir 90; 7 Locher 81. Leading overall World Cup standings: 1 Von Gruenigen 300pts; 2 Kjus 285; 3 U Kaelin (Swit) 156; 4 Kosir 130; 5 Knaus 128; 6 Nyberg 110; 7 K A Aamodt (Nor) 103; 8 M Tritscher (Aut) 100; 9 A Tomba (It) 96; 10 S Locher (Swit) 81. Nation's Cup overall standings: 1 Austria 1,004pts; 2 Switzerland 924; 3 Norway 612; 4 Italy 419; 5 France 338.

Men's slalom: 1 A Miklavc (Sloven) 1:38.72 (50.80, 47.92); 2 C Mayer (Aut) 1:38.73 (50.48, 48.25); 3 F De Crignis (It) 1:38.84 (50.31, 48.53); 4 S Amiez (Fr) 1:38.95 (49.49, 49.46); 5 J Kosir (Sloven) 1:39.06 (50.00, 49.06); 6 M Kunc (Sloven) 1:39.15 (50.87, 48.28).

The weekend's re-scheduled women's World Alpine Cup giant slalom and slalom events at Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, were cancelled because of excessively soft snow caused by warm temperatures.

Comments