The first slalom of the season is taking place in Levi today. The second slalom will follow tomorrow. Follow the second run in the live ticker (from 1.30 p.m.).
(sda) Michelle Gisin starts the Slalom World Cup nicely. The Engelbergerin is in Levi after the first run in fifth place near the podium. Wendy Holdener attacks in the afternoon from the 8th intermediate rank.
At halftime, as at the start a year ago, Petra Vlhova is in the lead ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin. There are eleven hundredths between the Slovak overall World Cup winner of the previous season and Shiffrin. In third place, almost half a second behind, was the Slovenian Andreja Slokar, who won her first World Cup victory a week ago in the parallel race in Lech / Zürs.
Gisin lost seven tenths of the fastest time. Two hundredths behind are slalom defender Katharina Liensberger and German Lena Dürr.
Wendy Holdener was eighth and was 23 hundredths slower than Gisin. For the Schwyzerin, after the forfait for Sölden in October, it is a delayed start to the season due to the hand injuries that she sustained during strength training. Most of their residue was found by Holdener on the steep slope. “I do hope that I can still drive for the podium,” she said in an interview with SRF.
Camille Rast and Mélanie Meillard didn’t get going. The two women from western Switzerland lost more than two and a half seconds to the fastest.