Brignone and Bassino take 1 - 2 for Italy; Worley takes Globe

In a race that had so many twists and turns, it was Federica Brignone that emerged with the race win. Right up until Mikaela Shiffrin kicked out the start gate on the second run, the destination of the Globe was unsure. It could got to red bib wearer Sara Hector, it could go to first run leader, Mikaela Shiffrin or French super star could take the Globe. In the end Worley did just enough to win the Globe.

Shiffrin put down the run of the day in taking a commanding lead from the first run. The American used her early start number to good use down the warming slope. This was vintage Shiffrin, something not seen often in the latter part of the season. She was relaxed, she was clean and she was streets ahead of the rest of the field. Brignone was second and Mowinckel in third.

As for the race for the Globe, Worley was down in eighth and Sara Hector was struggling on 13th. Hector must have felt the world had caved in on her after injuring her left knee in crashing in Are last time out. Three wins on the tour and the Olympic Gold are in her pocket but the Globe has eluded her after the injury in Are.

Worley put the fastest time on the second run down in her effort to take the Globe. While Bassino came down and immediately dislodged her from the leaders enclosure, the permutations were being calculated after each racer.

If Shiffrin were to win, then Worley needed to be in fourth or better. Bassino pushed her into second, Gut-Behrami dropped down the results and did not effect the outcome.

Vlhova then took the lead pushing Worley down another place with three to go. It was touch and go and a great advert for World Cup ski racing.

When Mowinckel posted a time just slower than Worley, it was advantage Worley again. Two to go.

Brignone has won the Super G Globe this season and yet she wanted to go hone with a race win to add to her roll of honour. She skied a great run that was full of desire, grit and clean turns. It was a run that was fit for a race win.

She took the lead.

Then it was all down to Shiffrin. The advantage after the first run was eight tenths of a second. Surely this advantage was enough to win the Globe.

By the first split, the lead was evaporating quicker than an ice cube in the sun. Shiffrin would post the slowest second run time and dropped to seventh.

To add salt to the injury for Shiffrin she remained in third in the Overall standings for Giant Slalom when she had the Globe in her grasp after the first run.

Brignone took the win ahead of Bassino with Vlhova in third, Worley placed four and Mowinckel fifth.

While Worley celebrated her third Globe, the feeling of 'What if' for Hector was obvious. There is always next year and the World Championships in.... Meribel!

This was a great race on which to end the Women's World Cup. See you in Sölden in October!

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