Shiffrin, Pinturault Continue World Cup Winning Streaks

Vonn out for the rest of the season due to injury

Ski racer Mikeala Shiffrin makes turn in World Cup race
Mikaela Shiffrin races towards a first place finish at the World Cup stop in Jasna, Slovakia. PHOTO: World Cup live coverage

It was a successful weekend for three of the biggest names on the World Cup this year. Henrik Kristoffersen claimed the slalom globe, Marcel Hirscher podiumed in all three events, including a first-place win in both GS and slalom at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, and Alexis Pinturault landed his fourth consecutive GS win of the season. Despite Pinturault’s impressive showing, Hirscher will win the GS globe—Pinturault stands 111 points behind with just one race to go. Hirscher also leads in overall standings, and is poised to take the overall title for the fifth season in a row.

Meanwhile, in Jasna, Slovakia, Mikaela Shiffrin continued an impressive run of seven slalom wins this Sunday. The American phenom hasn’t competed in a slalom race she didn’t win since January 2015 (she took third at Flachau last year)—though she did miss a handful of races this season due to a knee injury.

High winds led to the postponement of Saturday’s Giant Slalom, but conditions were near-perfect on Sunday for the slalom race. Wendy Holdener took second place, marking her sixth career podium, and Veronika Velez Zuzulova took home third in her home country.

The Giant Slalom took place Monday, with Austria’s Eva-Maria Brem in first place. Viktoria Rebensburg trailed in 12th place after the first run due to setup issues, but once she and her technician refined her equipment, she clocked the fastest time of the day on her second run and took second overall. Federica Brignone, of Italy, took third, and Lara Gut, who took fourth, overtook Lindsey Vonn—whose season ended this week—in overall standings. Vonn announced her untimely departure from competition on Instagram after an injury sustained in Andorra last weekend proved more serious than she originally thought.

Men’s Giant Slalom, March 4, 2016
Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

1. Alexis Pinturault (FRA): 1:52.18
2. Philipp Schoerghofer (AUT): 1:52.65
3. Marcel Hirscher (AUT): 1:52.87

Men’s Giant Slalom, March 5, 2016
Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

1. Marcel Hirscher (AUT): 2:12.58
2. Alexis Pinturault (FRA): 2:13.11
3. Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR): 2:14.17

Men’s Slalom, March 6, 2016
Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

1. Marcel Hirscher (AUT): 1:46.24
2. Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR): 1:47.05
3. Stefano Gross (ITA): 1:47.35

Ladies’ Slalom, March 6, 2016
Jasna, Slovakia

1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA): 1:55.60
2. Wendy Holdener (SUI): 1:57.96
3. Veronika Velez Zuzulova (SVK): 1:58.37

Ladies’ Giant Slalom, March 7, 2016
Jasna, Slovakia

1. Eva-Maria Brem (AUT): 2:30.60
2. Viktoria Rebensburg (GER): 2:30.87
3. Federica Brignone (ITA): 2:31.12