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Estelle Alphand can reach the world CUP, but to compete

Last season, she was new in the Swedish landslagsdräkten. And the spoils from the French national team was a boost.

the 23-year-old Estelle Alphand made himself known for the strong climbs both in the giant slalom and the slalom, the OLYMPIC debut in Seoul and then went into this year's world CUP season with high expectations.

the world cup competitions in Killington in november when she damaged the foot.

A fracture in the ankle kept her away ever since. But on Monday last succéåkare remove the plaster, " says national team coach Lars Melin on the phone to this week's world cup event in the Italian Area.

Here is running the giant slalom during Tuesday. But when Alphand can compete again is not clear.

"We have not received any news than about how it looks," says Melin.

– the Doctor will do an examination, and then Peter the Quick and the Jonas Enqvist (team physiotherapist respectively physiologist) to be involved as well. Then we'll make a plan.

starts the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Åre. Alphand runs a race against the clock – but is not excluded).

" Not necessarily. Is it so that we see the proper progression we will try to fix any exercise with the competitive resistance, " says Melin.

" But then we will see what the other girls do too.

on a place in both the giant slalom and slalom. Sweden has four locations in each discipline, and according to the uttagningsreglerna relates to two top-15 placements or a top-eight for a ticket.

so Far, however, only two riders – Frida Hansdotter and Anna Swenn-Larsson – met the criteria. Behind the duo is free-for-all on the places, in all the cases at the slalomsidan, where not even a skater that Emelie Wikström (VM-eight and OS-tolva) can be assured at the start.

– The discussion we will address later. Nothing is decided yet.

Read more: the Alpine world ski CHAMPIONSHIPS in Åre 2019 – everything you need to know

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