Frida Hansdotter back to winning ways in Flachau

Hansdotter back to winning ways in Flachau
By Sportsbeat

11/01/2017 at 21:30Updated 11/01/2017 at 22:29

Defending World Cup slalom champion Frida Hansdotter confirmed she was back to her best on Tuesday with victory in the Snow Space Princess race - her second World Cup podium finish of the season.

Hansdotter, who placed third in Maribor at the weekend, clocked a total run time of 1:51.40 in Flachau, with Norway's Nina Loeseth placing second, 0.58 seconds back.

The bronze medal was shared between Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin and Wendy Holdener, who both crossed the line 0.78 seconds back.

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Swede Hansdotter lost almost four tenths of her first-run lead in the second, but held onto to win the last race of the World Cup series ahead of next month's World Championships.

"I didn't know it was that fast, but for sure I felt I had a good run," she said.

"But I got a little scared when in the banana [delay gate] because I hooked a little bit on the skis.

"I didn't get that speed over the last roller, but it was really good, so I'm satisfied."