Super-g Kvitfjell, Curtoni second by a whisker and Goggia out

The Austrian Huetter wins, the blue second by a cent

Elena Curtoni second in the super-g of the World Cup in Kvitfjell, Norway, one hundredth from the Austrian Cornelia Huetter, who won in 1’26″83. Third place for the Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami, 12 behind hundredths from Huetter and ahead of the American Mikaela Shiffrin by only 4 cents.Fifth place for Federica Brignone, 29 cents from the leader.Disappointment for Sofia Goggia, exit from the scene.

With the 80 points conquered today Curtoni wears the red bib of leader of the Specialty Cup, having reached 310 points, against 302 for Lara Gut-Behrami and 290 for Ragnhild Mowinckel. Still in the race for the Cup also Huetter, fourth with 289 points and Brignone with fifth place at 278. In the general, however, Shiffrin extends further and climbs to 1,747 points against 986 of Gut-Behrami and 975 of Petra Vlhova. The first blue is Brignone fourth with 813 points.

“Certainly it’s a bittersweet penny – commented Curtoni -, but that’s okay because I managed to trust my instincts and that’s how you can be fast. Tomorrow I’ll have to change a bit for the downhill and try to be fast there too. But my approach to the whole weekend will be the same as today and I also hope for the results. At this moment I don’t care about the color of the bib, we’ll see at the end. I’m satisfied with the work done this year, but you don’t have to fall asleep. Today there was a bit of wind at the start and this helped some athletes to be faster at the start”.