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Alpine skiing: Brignone emerges from the fog at Kvitfjell, Gut-Behrami wins

Brignone was ahead of the leader of the general classification by 61/100th and the Czech Ester Ledecka by 79/100th.

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Alpine skiing: Brignone emerges from the fog at Kvitfjell, Gut-Behrami wins

Brignone was ahead of the leader of the general classification by 61/100th and the Czech Ester Ledecka by 79/100th. The 33-year-old skier won her 25th World Cup victory, the fourth this season. Sixth the day before the first super-G, which was initially supposed to be a descent, the Italian placed herself both in the race for the big globe (2nd) and in that of the small globe of the specialty (3rd). But the weekend was overall more fruitful for Gut-Behrami, victorious in the first super-G on Saturday.

In search of a second big crystal globe after the one won in 2016, the 32-year-old from Ticino now has a 385-point lead over American Mikaela Shiffrin. She is expected to return from injury next weekend in Are (Sweden), where a giant and a slalom are planned, before the finals from March 16 to 23 in Saalbach, Austria. Gut-Behrami's impasse in the slaloms gives the American the possibility of theoretically taking back up to 200 points in the event of a double success in this discipline.

In the meantime, Shiffrin nevertheless falls to 3rd place in the general classification behind Brignone. The winner of the big globe in 2020 is 326 units from the lead. In the ranking of the small globe of the specialty, with only one super-G still on the program, Brignone, 3rd, is 74 points behind the leader Gut-Behrami while the Austrian Cornelia Hütter, 7th on Sunday, is 69 points behind the head.

Sunday's race was postponed for five minutes due to fog and then interrupted after the seemingly minor fall of Frenchwoman Laura Gauché, first starter. After the arrival of the third competitor, the Austrian Ariane Raedler, the persistent fog at the Norwegian station once again forced the organizers to suspend the event for three quarters of an hour.

In a fog that became thick again on the second part of the route, Brignone put pressure on her competitors by achieving the best time before another interruption following the passage of her compatriot Marta Bassino, reigning super-G world champion.

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