Will 2021 be the year of Lara Gut-Behrami’s big comeback? The Ticino has been unstoppable since the start of January, with four straight super-G wins. Monday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, she won an event scheduled for Sunday but postponed, after having already beat all her rivals on Saturday.
The “Comano bomb” delivered a new demonstration on the Bavarian slopes, beating Slovakian Petra Vlhova by 28 hundredths and Austrian Tamara Tippler by 74 hundredths. On the Swiss side, Corinne Suter from Switzerland finished fifth and Michelle Gisin, who had not planned to participate before the race was moved, grabbed some points for the overall World Cup standings with 11th place .
Everything is possible
While there are only two super-Gs left to play (not counting that of the Worlds, on February 9, of which she will be the big favorite), Lara Gut-Behrami has 195 points ahead of Corinne Suter. It is therefore virtually guaranteed to win the globe of the specialty, for the third time after 2014 and 2016.
But she can now also aspire to win the “big crystal globe”, since she is only 42 points behind leader Petra Vlhova (989 points, against 947 for Gut-Behrami and 807 for Michelle Gisin, third. ).
Winner of the general classification of the World Cup in 2015-2016, the Ticino regained her best level in the year of her 30 years after a serious injury in 2017 (tear of the cruciate ligaments and lesion of the meniscus) and a long work to find confidence and its feelings.