Marta Bassino wins Alpine World Cup opener in Soelden; first…

Italian Marta Bassino earned her second career win in the Alpine snowboarding World Cup’s season-opening massive slalom in Soelden, Austria, on Saturday.

Bassino, 24, prevailed by .14 of a second over countrywoman Federica Brignone, ultimate season’s whole champion.

“I was skiing very well in training, so I tried to ski as in training also today,” Bassino talked about in an finish house with out ticketed spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic. “It came naturally, and that’s why I’m so proud.”

Slovakian Petra Vlhova jumped from 10th after the opening run to take third.

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Marta Bassino wins Alpine World Cup opener in Soelden; first...

American Paula Moltzan had her best career World Cup finish of 10th, bettering from 17th after the first run with the fourth-fastest second run on the Rettenbach glacier. Moltzan started her second career World Cup massive slalom. Her seven earlier top-30 finishes received right here in slaloms.

Another American, Nina O’Brien, took 15th for her best World Cup finish outside of parallel events.

Three-time World Cup whole champion Mikaela Shiffrinannounced ultimate week she would miss Soelden after tweaking her once more.

The males race a big slalom in Soelden on Sunday. The World Cup then strikes to Lech/Zuers, Austria, for males and ladies’ parallel events on Nov. 13-14.

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