Elena Curtoni Leads the Italian Hat Trick


The Italian team dominates the Downhill today in Bansko and for the fourth time in the 53-year-history of the World Cup they took the top three spots in a women's race.

Today has been Elena Curtoni's day which made maiden World Cup victory. She started with bib 28, and she mastered the Downhill course with a smooth and at the same time aggressive skiing that permitted to beat her Marta Bassino by 0.10 seconds. Curtoni had been on a World Cup podium three times before, but not since coming runner-up in a super-G in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, in February 2017.

Marta Bassino with bib 4 waited for her teammates and the favorites throughout the race, and slowly she started realizing that she would get her first career's Downhill podium.

Federica Brignone made two mistakes that made her lose the chance to win her first career's downhill race by 0.14 seconds.