Wendy Holdener notches maiden World Cup triumph
Wendy Holdener recorded the first World Cup win of her career as she triumphed in the women's parallel slalom city event in Stockholm, Sweden.
The top 16 men and 16 women in the world battled it out in a series of head-to-head races on the slalom course on Hammarby Hill, overlooking Stockholm.
Hansdotter made it through to the final but Switzerland's Holdener triumphed in that match-up for a maiden World Cup win while Pietilae-Holmner did win the small final to at least ensure a Swedish two-three on the podium.
Overall World Cup leader Lindsey Vonn exited at the first-round stage but retained her 23-point lead from Lara Gut in the overall standings after the Swiss also lost her first-round tie.
Stefano Gross of Italy took third after beating Russia's Alexander Khoroshilov in the small final but there were a couple of surprise losses earlier in the competition.
Current slalom World Cup leader Henrik Kristoffersen was knocked out by fellow Norwegian, and speed specialist, Kjetil Jansrud in the first round while a quarter-final exit befell city event specialist Felix Neureuther of Germany.