Bassino makes it back to back wins in Women's Giant Slalom

Marta Bassino made it two wins out of the two races in the Women's GS as she over hauled first run leader, and winner of the last three Women's World Cup races, Petra Vlhova who dropped to third. Sara Hector produced an absolute corker of a second run to take the lead with three to go and it was Mikaela Shiffrin who dropped out of the podium places at the end of the race.

After inspection for the second run Bassino explained that the course was not that different to the first run and that it would be a case of going all out for the win. Bassino won the first race of the season in Sölden back in October and this was now making it two out of two GS races.

The second run saw some great runs by first Lara Gut-Behrami and then her Swiss teammate Michelle Gisin but when it comes down to the crunch, the run by Sara Hector to go into the lead that was held by Federica Brignone at the time, by 1.47 seconds, this put the pressure on the girls still waiting in the start.

Hector's run was not bettered by Shiffrin who is still finding her way back to the imperious form that she had last season before her father died, but Bassino went even quicker than the Swedish racer, posting the fastest time of the run.

Vlhova had a comfortable lead after the first run, almost half a second on the Italian racer. With three wins on the bounce this season, Vlhova is the racer in form.Small mistakes crept in and Vlhova was over a second slower than the Italian on the run as she dropped down into third place.

Bassino was delighted with the win to keep up her perfect GS points score this season. Two races, two wins.

For Britain's Alex Tilley, things did not go to plan. Her first run gave her a great opportunity to have a second run charge and score some big points that she knows she is capable of. Going three on the second run, Tilley had much better conditions that she would have faced on the first run but from the moment she tangled her left arm slightly in a gate at the top, it seemed her rhythm was lost. The line started to slip and she pulled up in the deep snow midway down the second run.

Tilley was one of five racers to come out on the second run (Meta Hrovat did not start)and this was a great chance to score some solid points. When she skis clean and gets down, she is fast. When the mistakes come, this is when she needs to keep fighting to get down to the bottom of the course, as she did in Sölden. Tomorrow is another day.

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