Yet another headliner performance by Lara Gut-Behrami! The HEAD athlete finished second in the Giant Slalom in Kronplatz, finishing among the top three in three different disciplines within four days. In the men's Night Slalom in Schladming Alexis Pinturault extended his overall lead in the World Cup finishing in third place.
The HEAD World Cup Rebels dominated the action on the Streif in Kitzbühel: In a spectacular Downhill event on Friday, the HEAD World Cup Rebels celebrated a double victory with Beat Feuz and Matthias Mayer. For Feuz it was his first victory in a Hahnenkamm Downhill in his career following four finishes in second place. That result was topped in the second Downhill race on Sunday with triple success by Beat Feuz, Johan Clarey and Matthias Mayer. And then it was Vincent Kriechmayr winning the Super-G on Monday who rounded off a flawless HEAD weekend in Kitzbühel. On top of that, Lara Gut-Behrami won the Super-G in Crans Montana on Sunday with a lead of almost one second.
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Alexis Pinturault is back on the podium in the Slalom as well. Following his Giant Slalom fest in Adelboden last weekend, the French athlete finished third in the Slalom in Flachau on Sunday to bag his first podium finish in this discipline this season.
First podium finish for Wendy Holdener this season. The Swiss athlete finished third in the Night Slalom in Flachau on Tuesday. It was the 27-year-old's 25th podium finish in the Slalom. Camille Rast finishing in sixth place was also impressive. Wendy Holdener's compatriot scored her first World Cup points in the Slalom with bib number 57.
The Giant Slalom doesn't get much better than this. Alexis Pinturault won both races on Friday and Saturday in impressive style on the Chuenisbärgli run in Adelboden. He clocked the fastest time three times and the second-fastest once. In St Anton, Lara Gut-Behrami bagged her first Super-G win since January 2018, and Corinne Suter finished third.
A sensational end to the year for the HEAD World Cup Rebels in the Downhill in Bormio: Matthias Mayer and Vincent Kriechmayr secured a double victory in the last race of 2020 on the challenging Stelvio run on Wednesday. The day before Kriechmayr finished second in the Super-G in Bormio, his first podium finish of the season.