He will go to the track first. In order to forget about the unsuccessful other races in the giant slalom, the effort to fight for the first victory in this discipline in the current season and the desire to tune in well to the upcoming Olympics.
Photo: TASR, Martin Baumann
Petra Vlhová in the 1st round of the giant slalom in Kranjska Gora.
The last races before the Winter Olympics in Beijing (February 4 – 20) await Petra Vlhová on Tuesday in Kronplatz.
Vlhová missed the weekend speed race in Cortina d’Ampezzo. Although the start in Sunday’s super G was open, in the end they preferred to train a huge slalom in the team.
Before preparing in Val di Fassa, Vlhová rested for four days at home in Liptovský Mikuláš.
“I tried to relax at home, especially mentally, I was not physically rested because I had training every day. It was a mental side, “she said for JOJ Sport.
She watched the super-G transmission from Cortina and she saw Sofia Goggio’s plight.
“There is always a percentage that a fall can come when you drive speed disciplines, but, of course, I, as a racer, doesn’t look good when I see a fall.
I said to myself that I made a good decision when I didn’t go there and I stayed focused on the huge slalom, “Liptáček said.
The huge slalom on the challenging piste in the Dolomites begins in the first round at 10.30. Vlhová opens it with a unit on his chest, the second ride is on the program at 13.30, we will watch the race online.
“A specific hill with a steep diverted part at the end. It is a very demanding track. The sun is shining on it. The first round is usually frozen, the second is in the spring snow.
Petra felt good in training. She has taken two quality rides in Kronplatz, she is ready. The mood is good. I have no idea if this will be a victory.
A place in the top three would wake us up and Peti would help before the Olympics, “assistant coach Matej Gemza told the Slovak Skiing Association (ZSL).
“We also used the break for training. It wasn’t that she didn’t do anything, but she also rested, “said Gemza.
“Four days at home helped her. She is mentally rested, she is in good physical shape. Everything is going according to plan. We had three giant slalom trainings.
From an early age, she runs technical disciplines, she is more dominant in them. She didn’t have a problem switching to them from speed disciplines, “added Vlh’s brother Boris.
Ambitions are the highest in the Vlha Ski Team. Despite the fact that there is a lot of competition in the huge slalom.
“This year the competitors are level. In Lienz, Peta was second, then came the fifteenth place in Kranjska Gora. There is always the opportunity to be on stage, “concluded Boris Vlha.
Petra Vlhová and her program in the season 2021/22
|Date of the event||Place and discipline||Location of Vlhovova|
|October 23||Sölden – a huge slalom||3rd place|
|November 13||Lech Zürs – parallel slalom||did not start|
|November 20||Levi – slalom||1st place|
|November 21||Levi – slalom||1st place|
|November 27||Killington – giant slalom||canceled|
|November 28||Killington – slalom||2nd place|
|December 3||Lake Louise – downhill||did not start|
|December 4||Lake Louise – downhill||did not start|
|December 5||Lake Louise – super G||did not start|
|December 11||St. Moritz – super G||did not start|
|December 12||St. Moritz – super G||did not start|
|December 18||Val d´Isere – exit||did not start|
|December 19||Val d´Isere – super G||did not start|
|December 21||Courchevel – giant slalom||4th place|
|December 22||Courchevel – giant slalom||5th place|
|December 28||Lienz – giant slalom||2nd place|
|December 29||Lienz – slalom||1st place|
|January 4||Zagreb – slalom||1st place|
|January 8||Kranjska Gora – giant slalom||15th place|
|January 9||Kranjska Gora – slalom||1st place|
|January 11||Schladming – slalom||2nd place|
|January 15||Zauchensee – exit||26th place|
|January 16||Zauchensee – super G||18th place|
|January 22||Cortina d’Ampezzo – exit||did not start|
|January 23||Cortina d’Ampezzo – super G||did not start|
|January 25||Kronplatz – giant slalom|
|January 29||Garmisch Partenkirchen – downhill|
|January 30||Garmisch Partenkirchen – super G|
|February 7||Beijing Olympics – a huge slalom|
|February 9||Beijing Olympics – slalom|
|February 11||Olympic Games in Beijing – super G|
|February 15||Olympic Games in Beijing – Congress|
|February 17||Beijing Olympic Games – combination|
|February 19||Beijing Olympics – team competition|
|February 26||Crans Montana – exit|
|February 27||Crans Montana – exit|
|March 5||Lenzerheide – super G|
|March 6||Lenzerheide – giant slalom|
|March 11||Are – a huge slalom|
|March 12||Are – slalom|
|March 16||SP final in Courchevel – downhill|
|March 17||SP final in Courchevel – super G|
|March 18||SP final in Courchevel – team competition|
|March 19||SP final in Courchevel – slalom|
|March 20||SP final in Courchevel – huge slalom|
Overall World Cup standings (after 23 of 37 competitions): 1. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) 981, 2. Petra VLHOVÁ (SR) 929, 3. Sofia Goggio (ITA) 769, 4. Brignone 609, 5. Sara Hector (Sweden) 582, 6. Ramona Siebenhofer (Rak.). ) 533
Slalom standings (5 of 9): 1. VLHOVÁ 580 points, 2. Shiffrinová 340, 3. Holdenerová 321, 4. Liensbergerová (AUT) 262, 5. Dürrová (DEU) 252, 6. Gisinová (CHE) 187
The order in FIG. slalom (after 5 of 9 races): 1. Hector 362, 2. Shiffrin 316, 3. Worley 307, 4. VLHOVA 251, 5. Bassin 160, 6. Siebenhofer (AUT) 130
Super-G ranking (5 of 9): 1. Brignone 377, 2. Curtonio 348, 3. Goggio 332, 4. Lara Gut-Behramio (CHE) 226, 5. Shiffrin 220, 6. Mowinckelova 208,… 43. VLHOVA 13
Congress ranking (5 of 9): 1. Goggio 400, 2. Siebenhofer 264, 3. Breezy Johnson (USA) 240,…, 40. VLHOVÁ 5
Order of parallel competitions (1): 1. Slokarová 100, 2. Stjernesundová 80, 3. Lysdahlová 60, 4. Bassinová (ITA) 50, 5. Hectorová 45, 6. Monsenová (NOR) 40