23rd podium finish for Wendy Holdener in Slalom
Following Alexis Pinturault's victory in the Giant Slalom to open the season in Sölden, the HEAD World Cup Rebels also had a successful start to the Slalom World Cup: Wendy Holdener finished second in Levi, making it her 23rd podium finish in the Slalom. Five of the HEAD team were in the top 14.<br /> Andre Myhrer finished fifth in the men's event.
The first Slalom races of the World Cup season were held in Levi in real winter conditions with heavy snowfall at times. Wendy Holdener, who injured her left elbow during fitness training just three weeks ago, finished in second place in her strongest discipline on Saturday. The Swiss athlete thus equalled her best result so far in Levi from 2016. For the 26-year-old it was her 23rd podium finish in Slalom.
With Wendy Holdener in second place, Anna Swenn Larsson from Sweden fourth, Lena Dürr from Germany tenth, Sara Hector from Sweden 13th and Franziska Gritsch from Austria 14th, five HEAD Rebels were among the top 14. In the men's Slalom event on Sunday, Andre Myhrer had a very good start to the season. The Swede finished fifth overall with two solid runs. The 36-year-old Slalom specialist, who won here in Levi in 2012, was just 34 hundredths of a second behind the winner Henrik Kristoffersen. Starting with bib number 41, Johannes Strolz from Austria qualified in 20th place, but was out in the second run.