Sara Hector Wins Giant Slalom in Kranjska Gora

After finishing in the third position in Lienz Sara Hector returned today to the top of the podium after setting the best time on both runs. Hector was super consistent and extremely aggressive on a difficult and exigent Podkoren slope.

The Swede was just 0.08 seconds ahead of Tessa Worley after the first run but pulled away with a blistering start to her second and finished 0.96 seconds clear.

At the start of the season, Hector had to be content with 12th place in Sölden, but since then she has always made it onto the podium in the Giant Slalom.

Sara Hector recorded a second and a first place in the World Cup Giant Slaloms in Courchevel and finished third in Lienz. She joins Frida Hansdotter as the only Swedish woman to top the podium in a World Cup event in Kranjska Gora.

The 29-year-old was on the podium in the World Cup seven times, all in Giant Slalom.

"It’s unbelievable. I felt really good in the middle section but then you never know. I felt like maybe I’m too round or something because it was just feeling easy. I’m just in shock. It feels so awesome”, Hector said.

"It just suddenly all works so well. But we’ve been working hard for a long time”, Hector added.

Sara Hector now leads the Giant Slalom standings with 362 points. Mikaela Shiffrin is now second with 316.



Tessa Worley finished in second place +0.96 seconds behind Hector. Worley won the last women's Giant Slalom World Cup event, in Lienz on 28 December.

Worley has claimed 34 World Cup podiums in the Giant Slalom. Among women, only Schneider (46), Anita Wachter (45) have collected more.



Marta Bassino finished in third place. It's her second podium of the season. She finished in third place in the second race held in Courchevel on 22 December.