Italy's Goggia wins Crans-Montana downhill
Crans-Montana (Switzerland) (AFP) –
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Reigning Olympic champion Sofia Goggia on Friday won the first of two World Cup downhills scheduled for the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana.
It was a 10th World Cup victory for the 28-year-old Italian, and her third this winter.
Goggia clocked 1min 10.10sec, finishing 0.20sec ahead of Czech Ester Ledecka, with American Breezy Johnson completing the podium (+0.57).
While Goggia consolidated her spot atop World Cup downhill standings, the biggest winner of the day was Slovak slalom specialist Petra Vlhova.
Vlhova finished fourth to match her best-ever downhill results, in February last year on the same Swiss piste, to further nail down her lead in the overall standings.
A second downhill is scheduled for Saturday and a super-G on Sunday.
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