Marta Bassino produces dominant performance to deny Tessa Worley fairytale win
France's Tessa Worley's last World Cup win came in October 2018. On Saturday in Slovenia it looked as if she was going to finally end her curse. However the best Giant Slalom skier in the world right now, Marta Bassino, ended her dream and secured victory instead. Bassino has won every Giant Slalom she has finished this season.
Marta Bassino of Italy competes during the first run in the 57th Golden Fox Maribor - Audi FIS Ski World Cup Championships on January 16, 2021 in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.
However Bassino broke French hearts with an equally impressive run of her own that gave her the win in the first Giant Slalom race in over a month.
Brilliant Bassino takes her third win of the season in Giant Slalom
Bassino overtakes compatriot Brignon in the Giant Slalom standings with just two more GS races, one tomorrow in Slovenia and another in Kronplatz in Italy, before the World Championships start in February.
The Italian has now won three Giant Slalom races this season and has won every GS that she has finished remarkably.
Switzerland’s Michelle Gisin rounded off the top three for her first Giant Slalom World Cup podium ever
American superstar Shiffrin was trying her to best to keep up with Worley but she couldn’t match the blistering pace, particularly in the second half of her run. Shiffrin had to settle sixth in the end.
There was good news for the home fans as rising star Meta Hrovat secured a top ten finish, with the 22-year-old continuing her development in her burgeoning career.