Schweiziskan Fanny Smith one. Sandra Näslund second.
it looked both in Monday's världscuppremiär in swiss Arosa and in the first of this weekend's two world cup events in the Italian Innichen, on Friday.
It was also the Smith, who was in the OLYMPICS in the winter the gravel Pace with gold and medaljdrömmar. But on Saturday got the swede revenge.
won both their quarter final and semi in Innichen. OS-trean Smith became only the third in the semi-final.
In the final, then came the season's first victory for the Swedish skicrossvärldsmästaren. After a great start of the 22-year-old, it was never really something to joke about. Näslund, who took home the overall world cup last season, led from start to finish and screamed straight out at the finish.
"Both," says Näslund when DN reaches her on the phone.
" I had high expectations before the season and then start with the two runner-up finishes... it is very good, but you want to win.
She continues talking about his strong start in the finals:
– It is so clear a sense of security to know that one is fast in the start. It is much easier to come out as number one than four.
" Yes, a bit actually. She has been very sharp and gone very quickly. But it is tough heat and many talented girls.
won ahead of canadian Marielle Thompson and schweiziskan Sanna Lüdi, was the 23rd straight in an international competition (world cup, world CUP, OLYMPICS and the JVM included). The victory-her tenth – and an early christmas present.
– Now it will be home and celebrate christmas and then start training again. It's a pretty long gap to the next race, " she says.
Yes, skicrossåkarna ain't competing in the world cup again until at home in Idre, 18-20 January. After the tour proceed to Canada before the world CUP, are waiting in the united states in February.
" Yes, it must be said, Näslund said to DN.
" It would be foolish to have any other goal in that I won at the latest (2017). You just have to try and defend it there, but it will not be an easy match.
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