Mikaela Shiffrin clearly dominates the first run of the women's giant in Are, Sweden, for the last World Cup race between the wide doors before next week's finals in Soldeu.
The American, already certain of success in the general classification and in the slalom, can close the speech also in this specialty and reach Ingemar Stenmark in the ranking of the most successful skiers of all time at 86. To do so he set up an overwhelming heat, ended with a time of 55 "16, in which he trimmed 58 cents to the Canadian Valerie Grenier.
Third the Austrian Franziska Gritsch at 93 cents, which precedes by 11 cents Federica Brignone, the best blue of the day. Twelfth Marta Bassino at 1 "73, advance to the second heat (scheduled for 13.00) also Roberta Melesi and Elisa Platino, respectively twenty-fourth at 2 "56 and twenty-fifth at 2 "61, while Sofia Goggia placed thirty-fourth, and therefore excluded from the second part of the race.