ZAUCHENSEE. Slovak skier Petra Vlhová will have start number six in her first downhill this season. In Zauchensee, he will go on the track right after the biggest favorite Sofia Goggio.
Saturday’s descent in the Austrian resort will be the first speed discipline for the season in Slovakia. It will be opened by domestic skier Ramona Siebenhofer.
All three previous descents in the current season have been won by Goggio and she has stepped behind a small crystal globe for the descent. Vlhová celebrated the slalom after the last races.
The Italian has in the ranking on account 300 points and leads sixty ahead of Breezy Johnson. However, the American was eliminated by a knee injury before tomorrow’s race.
“Petra is the best in slalom, but now she needs to retune to speed and get a feel for the slip. This will also be one of the goals at the Olympics, “said Vlhova, Swiss coach Mauro Pini.
The descent is scheduled for Saturday at 10.45, on Sunday it will be 11.30 super-G. Speed disciplines are run on one competition bike.