World Cup Finals - Sweden Wins The Alpine Team Event
It has become a tradition that the World Cup Finals host an Alpine Team Event on the transition day between the speed and the tech races. In Aspen, Team Sweden was able to take the win, ahead of Germany and France.
A total of eight teams were registered for the parallel event: Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Norway, Germany, Slovenia and Sweden. Starting in the quarter-finals, four teams managed to qualify for the semi-finals and battle for the podium spots.
Italy met France in the small final for the third place, where Adeline Baud Mugnier, Coralie Frasse Sombet, Jean-Baptiste Grange and Julien Lizeroux all laid down a faster time. After winning the gold medal in the Alpine Team Event at the World Championships in St. Moritz, France claims another podium in the discipline.
The big final saw Sweden battle against Germany. With Frida Hansdotter winning over Lena Duerr, Stefan Luitz unable to finish giving the win to Matthias Hargin and Marina Waller finishing behind Emelie Wikstroem, the last heat with André Myhrer and Linus Strasser could not change the feat: Sweden earned the win in the Alpine Team Event, giving Sweden a second World Cup victory in this season, after Hansdotter’s success in Flachau.
Both Alpine Combined globes have also been given out today and winners Ilka Stuhec and Alexis Pinturault could pick up their hardware, rewarding their good performances in this discipline.