Petra Vlhova starts the new year in the best way possible, taking her first slalom win in Zagreb, thanks to two perfect runs. Vlhova was leading already after the first run - 1.16 seconds ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) - and pushed even more in the second run, finishing 1.31 seconds in front of the American superstar. "I did my best, and today was my day so I am so so happy", said Vlhova. "This morning I felt so good and so strong. It’s always good to be on the top of the podium and to beat Miki because she is always strong and she skis perfectly. Today I won by more than one second ahead of Miki so what more could I want (This means that) I can beat her, and that I have it [in me] to ski faster than Miki. Today it was like this, tomorrow or in Flachau, it can be different".
It's the 24th slalom race in a row that is won by either Shiffrin or Vlhova, showing that these two incredible athletes keep being one step ahead of the competition.
Katharina Liensberger (AUT) took her third World Cup podium - the second in slalom - finishing third (+3.49s) proving once again her top shape this season.