Ilka Štuhec smashes doubts about the competitiveness, since with the third time of the second training in skiing in Lake Louis more than strengthened hopes for the resultant very successful return to the world championship racing arena. The poorer are the first outsiders from Colorado, where boys are preparing for the season.
Mariborčanka Ilka Stuhets as a Slovenian female athlete in women's high-speed disciplines in Lake Louis, he successfully fulfills a plan for a gradual escalation of aggression and speed before Friday's first World Cup match after 20 months. At the second official training, she corrected her time by a second and four tenths (1: 50.05) and was even the third fastest. Less than 22 years old Germans stayed on the track for less Kira Weilde (79 hundredths in front of Ilko), which was not better than the eighth in the competitions of the highest level, and Austrian Nicole Schmidhofer (+0.59). The remaining candidates for the highest cities were much slower.
Waiting for Ilkina's return
The best Slovenian skier and the only Slovene with a small globe in this discipline carried out a new important step towards returning to the caravan of the World Cup with another training. She last appeared in the final of the 2016/17 season. Let's remember, just before the Olympic Winter, it seriously damaged the knee, leaving it all the past season. In recent months, she gradually and well prepared for her return to Lake Louis, where she won her first two of the overall seven World Cup victories on her last visit. It seems that even this time it will be able to measure high, although it is not burdensome due to uncertainty.
"Ilka will not win at the expense of the accident of others"
Beaver Creek in Austrian notes
The first training was done by Beaver Creek riders. On the Bird Birdwatch, he was the fastest Austrian Otmar Striedinger. The other was his cousin Vincent Kriechmayr (+0,40), who was overtaken by a Norwegian veteran for seven hundredths of a second Aksla Lunda Svindala. This obviously successfully defies the back problems and the recent fracture of the thumb on the hand, and is putting a high bid on the spectacular ski test. Just like his cousin Kjetil Jansrud, who was singing this time, and the Frenchman Adrien Theaux, at the first training pressed between the two "Vikingomes".
Slovenes? We're looking for them among the faster ones. Klemen Kosi (+2.68) was the best 50th, Martin Chatter (+2.69) place after him, Miha Hrobat (+3.25) was 60th, Tilen Debelak (+3.81) 67., Boštjan Kline (+4.64) after a quick start and a slower continuation of 72.
Speed end of the week
On Thursday, both Lake Louise and Beaver Creek will have another training session, but a day later it will be quite true. In the United States, the men will be second in the men's super-men's event on Friday, and the girls will be in Canada in the winter. Saturday will then be a sign for both genders. On Sunday, Ilka and rivals will hit for the first Superleague slalom of the 2018/19 season, and the men's calendar predicts giant slalom. They'll be on it Žan Kranjec in Štefan Hadalin, who are already preparing for the season from the slalom to Levi in Vail.
Ilka Štuhec broke the ice
Lake Louise (women):
Friday: Superheros (20.30)
Saturday: skies (20.30)
Sunday: ski (19.00)
Beaver Creek (man):
Friday: Super League (18.45)
Saturday: ski (19.00)
Sunday: giant slalom (17.45 / 20.35)
The injuries in the "white circus" do not seem to end
Red Light for Philip Flipper
An open smile and hidden tears Ilka Štuhec