ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (AP) — Corinne Suter’s consistent year in downhill racing finally earned her a first World Cup win on Saturday.
Suter defied poor visibility in a race twice delayed to finish 0.29 seconds ahead of Nicol Delago. Suter’s Swiss teammate, Michelle Gisin, was third, 0.98 back, two weeks after also placing third in a World Cup slalom.
“I was just in awe watching her down in the finish,” Gisin said of Suter’s run immediately after her own. “That’s really cool.”
Olympic downhill champion Sofia Goggia was fourth, 1.01 back, starting immediately after the second delay for fog.
Mikaela Shiffrin, the overall World Cup standings leader, skipped the race. She will start wearing bib No. 21 in an alpine combined event on Sunday which adds a super-G time to one slalom run. Gisin, the Olympic champion, will also be favored.