One word to describe the Jasna World Cup tech races: long. Long courses. Long weekend. Longing for good weather. On Monday, the Slovakian venue was able to pull of the giant slalom race thanks to the wind and fog that held off – the factor that caused Saturday’s race to be canceled.

JASNA,SLOVAKIA,07.MAR.16 - ALPINE SKIING - FIS World Cup, giant slalom, ladies. Image shows Eva Maria Brem (AUT). Photo: GEPA pictures/ Christopher KelemenAs athletes came through the finish, you could see the exhaustion on their faces after the final pitch had taken every ounce of energy from their legs. Giant slalom points leader Eva-Maria Brem of Austria proved why she wore the red bib, winning the race with a combined time of 2:30.60.

“I was adapting from first to last gate and I’m not sure if I did it right, but who cares?” Brem said gleefully. “I won here in Jasna.”

Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg won the second run, moving up from her 12th-place ranking on the first go around. She ultimately landed 0.27 seconds behind Brem.

“We didn’t find the right set up for the first run, so I was struggling hard for sure,” Rebensburg commented. “I couldn’t really ski the way I wanted to ski, and I changed it to the second run. And for sure, on the one side I was really happy that I could make up so many spots now to second place, but on the other side for sure I’m a bit disappointed that we couldn’t really find the right one for the first run. It’s better not to think about it, what could have happened.”

The German was followed by Federica Brignone of Italy, who skied 0.52 seconds off of the winning pace.

JASNA,SLOVAKIA,07.MAR.16 - ALPINE SKIING - FIS World Cup, giant slalom, ladies. Image shows Federica  Brignone (ITA). Keywords: award ceremony. Photo: GEPA pictures/ Walter Luger“I’m really happy to be here in Jasna,” the Italian reminisced. “This is where I did my first podium and only one in a Europa Cup. I like the slope. I like the snow. The preparation was perfect. The crowd was perfect. I’m really happy to be here and to have a good race.”

Switzerland’s Lara Gut finished just off the podium in fourth place, moving her into the lead in the overall standings, officially ahead of the U.S. Ski Team’s Lindsey Vonn (who suffered a season-ending injury last week). Viktoria Rebensburg sits in third in the overall standings, over 250 points behind Lara Gut. 

American Michaela Shiffrin hopped back into giant slalom for the first time since her injury, ending up in 14th place.

“It’s kind of an assessment of my GS skiing, in that I haven’t had a lot of time on the skis, and I don’t feel comfortable with my timing at all,” she said of the day. “I just don’t feel comfortable getting them out from under me and trusting them to come back.”

Two other Americans in the race, Resi Stiegler and Megan McJames, did not qualify for the second run. 

Austrian Michaela Kirchgasser got awkwardly caught on her outside ski in a turn and crashed into the fence in the first run. She was able to ski down on her own but was taken from the finish area in an emergency vehicle and transported back to Innsbruck, Austria, where she will have her left knee evaluated. She is currently fifth in the alpine combined standings, just 27 points behind the leaders, with only the approaching weekend’s race left to go.

The women head to Switzerland now for a super G and alpine combined at Lenzerheide, starting March 12.


The Scoop
by Hank McKee

  1. Brem, Volkl/Fischer/Marker
  2. Rebensburg, Stoeckli/Lange/Look
  3. Brignone, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
  4. Gut, Head/Head/Head
  5. Bassino, Salomon/Salomon/Salomon
  6. Gagnon, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
  7. Mowinckel, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
  8. Brunner, Head/Head/Head
  9. Curtoni, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
  10. Hansdotter, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
  • Women’s World Cup giant slalom, Jasna, Slovakia, March 7, 2016. … This race was originally scheduled March 5, and postponed due to high winds. … It is the 34th race of the women’s 41 race schedule and the eighth of nine scheduled GSs. … It is the seventh World Cup race hosted by Jasna, and second for women and the first women’s GS.
  • It is the third career World Cup win for Eva-Maria Brem, all in GS. … It is her second win of the season after taking Courchevel Dec. 20. … The winning margin is 0.27 of a second. … Top four skiers are within the same second. … Top 18 within two seconds. … She is the only Austrian woman to win a World Cup this season.
  • It is the 30th career World Cup podium result for Viktoria Rebensburg. … Her seventh of the season and fourth of the season in GS.
  • It is the 13th career World Cup podium for Federica Brignone, her sixth of the season and fifth of the season in GS.
  • It is the 21st career top six World Cup placing for Marie-Michele Gagnon. … Her fourth of the season and second at Jasna. … It is the 19th best of 22 World Cup GS results for Mikaela Shiffrin.
  • Lara Gut (fourth in race) passes Lindsey Vonn (did not race) to take the lead of the World Cup overall standings 1257-1235. … Rebensburg is third overall at 994.
  • Brem leads the GS standings 542-490 over Rebensburg. … Gut is third in GS with 412 and cannot win the discipline title.
  • Austria leads the women’s Nations Cup 3901-3666 over Italy. … Switzerland is third with 3262. … The U.S. is fourth at 2764 and Canada eighth with 1200 pts.

Official Results

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Run 1 Run 2 Total Time Diff. FIS Points
 1  2  55898 BREM Eva-Maria 1988 AUT  1:15.34  1:15.26  2:30.60  0.00
 2  4  205218 REBENSBURG Viktoria 1989 GER  1:17.30  1:13.57  2:30.87  +0.27  1.76
 3  1  297601 BRIGNONE Federica 1990 ITA  1:16.45  1:14.67  2:31.12  +0.52  3.38
 4  3  516138 GUT Lara 1991 SUI  1:16.08  1:15.31  2:31.39  +0.79  5.14
 5  8  299276 BASSINO Marta 1996 ITA  1:17.14  1:14.75  2:31.89  +1.29  8.39
 6  23  105269 GAGNON Marie-Michele 1989 CAN  1:17.67  1:14.25  2:31.92  +1.32  8.59
 7  25  425929 MOWINCKEL Ragnhild 1992 NOR  1:17.81  1:14.20  2:32.01  +1.41  9.18
 8  26  56217 BRUNNER Stephanie 1994 AUT  1:17.23  1:14.82  2:32.05  +1.45  9.44
 9  17  296509 CURTONI Irene 1985 ITA  1:17.41  1:14.70  2:32.11  +1.51  9.83
 10  14  505679 HANSDOTTER Frida 1985 SWE  1:16.99  1:15.13  2:32.12  +1.52  9.89
 11  6  565268 DREV Ana 1985 SLO  1:17.01  1:15.18  2:32.19  +1.59  10.35
 12  13  296259 MOELGG Manuela 1983 ITA  1:17.24  1:15.13  2:32.37  +1.77  11.52
 13  15  505760 PIETILAE-HOLMNER Maria 1986 SWE  1:17.67  1:14.74  2:32.41  +1.81  11.78
 14  11  6535237 SHIFFRIN Mikaela 1995 USA  1:17.25  1:15.19  2:32.44  +1.84  11.97
 15  5  355050 WEIRATHER Tina 1989 LIE  1:17.68  1:14.86  2:32.54  +1.94  12.62
 16  38  197124 FRASSE SOMBET Coralie 1991 FRA  1:17.99  1:14.56  2:32.55  +1.95  12.69
 17  7  425771 LOESETH Nina 1989 NOR  1:16.89  1:15.68  2:32.57  +1.97  12.82
 18  29  505886 KLING Kajsa 1988 SWE  1:17.89  1:14.69  2:32.58  +1.98  12.88
 19  18  196725 BARIOZ Taina 1988 FRA  1:18.18  1:14.64  2:32.82  +2.22  14.45
 20  39  516268 WILD Simone 1993 SUI  1:18.40  1:14.43  2:32.83  +2.23  14.51
 21  42  197215 MASSIOS Marie 1992 FRA  1:18.16  1:14.81  2:32.97  +2.37  15.42
 22  50  56315 TRUPPE Katharina 1996 AUT  1:17.83  1:15.20  2:33.03  +2.43  15.81
 23  35  107387 CRAWFORD Candace 1994 CAN  1:19.33  1:13.84  2:33.17  +2.57  16.72
 24  41  56241 SCHNEEBERGER Rosina 1994 AUT  1:18.98  1:14.21  2:33.19  +2.59  16.85
 25  31  565331 LAVTAR Katarina 1988 SLO  1:18.74  1:14.68  2:33.42  +2.82  18.35
 26  51  565373 ROBNIK Tina 1991 SLO  1:19.02  1:14.42  2:33.44  +2.84  18.48
 27  22  197319 BAUD MUGNIER Adeline 1992 FRA  1:18.93  1:14.68  2:33.61  +3.01  19.59
 28  10  196928 WORLEY Tessa 1989 FRA  1:17.87  1:16.40  2:34.27  +3.67  23.88
Did not qualify for 2nd run
 61  705394 KANTOROVA Barbara 1992 SVK
 59  206487 WIESLER Maren 1993 GER
 58  565320 FERK Marusa 1988 SLO
 57  106961 MIELZYNSKI Erin 1990 CAN
 56  56032 SCHILD Bernadette 1990 AUT
 55  435334 GASIENICA-DANIEL Maryna 1994 POL
 54  425981 SKJOELD Maren 1993 NOR
 53  385096 POPOVIC Leona 1997 CRO
 52  705423 VLHOVA Petra 1995 SVK
 49  197651 DIREZ Clara 1995 FRA
 48  56333 MAIR Chiara 1996 AUT
 47  565360 STUHEC Ilka 1990 SLO
 46  56282 RESCH Stephanie 1995 AUT
 45  155728 DUBOVSKA Martina 1992 CZE
 44  206444 HOESL Simona 1992 GER
 43  298124 AGNELLI Nicole 1992 ITA
 40  506555 BLOMQVIST Lisa 1994 SWE
 37  485731 ROMANOVA Anastasia 1993 RUS
 36  537772 STIEGLER Resi 1985 USA
 34  538284 MCJAMES Megan 1987 USA
 33  56174 HAASER Ricarda 1993 AUT
 32  306249 HASEGAWA Emi 1986 JPN
 30  196726 BARTHET Anne-Sophie 1988 FRA
 28  196793 MARMOTTAN Anemone 1988 FRA
 24  297910 CURTONI Elena 1991 ITA
 21  298323 GOGGIA Sofia 1992 ITA
 20  297702 MARSAGLIA Francesca 1990 ITA
Did not finish 2nd run
 27  55977 THALMANN Carmen 1989 AUT
 16  516280 HOLDENER Wendy 1993 SUI
Did not finish 1st run
 60  665009 SHKANOVA Maria 1989 BLR
 19  106825 PREFONTAINE Marie-Pier 1988 CAN
 12  55759 KIRCHGASSER Michaela 1985 AUT
 9  296729 FANCHINI Nadia 1986 ITA
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