On Saturday, Switzerland’s Corinne Suter built steadily on her breakout season last winter to claim her career-first World Cup win in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria, clocking a time of 1:18.79 on the shortened downhill track. Cloud cover and thick fog forced race organizers and FIS officials to lower the start to the second reserve position at Hot Air, eliminating nearly 30 seconds from the course compared to two previous training runs earlier in the week.

Undeterred by the dark, foggy, flat-light conditions, Suter skied aggressively to better the time of her compatriot Michelle Gisin by 0.98 seconds. The all-arounder, Gisin, ultimately finished in third place for her fourth career downhill podium result.

Nicol Delago, of Italy, snuck between the Swiss teammates with an impressive run from bib 17 following a series of delays due to weather conditions. Finishing just 0.29 seconds off the winning pace for second place, Delago secured the third World Cup podium of her career and second this season.

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Top 10

  • 1. Corinne Suter (SUI): 1:18.79
  • 2. Nicol Delago (ITA): +0.29
  • 3. Michelle Gisin (SUI): +0.98
  • 4. Sofia Goggia (ITA): +1.01
  • 5. Francesca Marsaglia (ITA): +1.21
  • 6. Tina Weirather (LIE): +1.36
  • 7. Ilka Stuhec (SLO): +1.37
  • 8. Ester Ledecka (CZE): 1.41
  • 9. Stephanie Venier (AUT): +1.51
  • 10. Lara Gut-Behrami (SUI): +1.53

For full race results, click here.

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