The French Tessa Worley won the giant from Lienz (Austria) in the Alpine Skiing World Cup on Tuesday 28 December. Her 15th career victory and her first of the season, ahead of Slovakian Petra Vlhova and Swedish Sara Hector.
“I’m super happy with this race, really I managed to do two solid heats. In Courchevel I felt that my ski was there, but I had not managed to achieve the podium. There, today, I I felt great on my skis, confident, I was able to really push both heats and that pays off with the victory, “said Tessa Worley after the race.
Just over a month before the Beijing Olympics (February 4 to 20, 2022), the 32-year-old skier clinched her first winter victory, in the absence of two of the discipline’s top names, the American Mikaela Shiffrin and Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami, positive for Covid-19.
The Frenchwoman is relaunching herself in the race for the small globe of the discipline and is looking towards 2022: I am very happy to be able to play among the giant girls who are skiing fast at the moment. There has always been a lot of density and it’s always nice to be able to be there at the races. We end the year with a victory, that’s perfect. Hoping that it will continue in 2022. “
Despite her withdrawal, Mikaela Shiffrin nevertheless remains at the top of the giant slalom standings with 280 points, but Sweden’s Sara Hector (262 points), Slovakian Petra Vlhova (235 points) and Tessa Worley (227 points) come closer.
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