Spela Pretnar
Spela Pretnar of Slovenia

Credit: Clive Brunskill
Spela bound for the top
by Andy McKenzie

Spela Pretnar produced a wonderful second run to win her fourth World Cup slalom of the season at Are, Sweden on February 20.

  • The Slovenian was third after the first run, but stormed back to win in a time of one minute 32.02s.

  • It was her third win in a row and extends her lead at the top of the overall slalom standings, making her clear favourite to take the Crystal Globe with just one race remaining.

  • The 27-year-old now holds a 55 point cushion at the top of the standings from France’s Christel Saioni, who finished in fourth place after leading following the opening run.

  • Kristina Koznick from the USA was second, 0.24s behind Pretnar, her best finish of the season, which moves her up to seventh place in the overall slalom standings.

  • Sweden’s Anja Paerson was third in a time of one minute 32.53s, a result which moves her into fourth place overall.

  • With Austrian Renate Goetschl going out of the race in the opening run, there was no change at the top of the overall World Cup standings.
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