Brignone ends Italian wait as Gut, Shiffrin miss podium


Federica Brignone ended Italy's wait for a home winner in Tuesday's FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup giant slalom, while Lara Gut and Mikaela Shiffrin failed to make the podium.

Brignone secured her first victory of the season in Kronplatz with a combined time of two minutes 10.05 seconds, making her the first Italian to win on home soil since Karen Putzer in 2007.

Discipline leader Tessa Worley extended her advantage by 35 points after finishing second (+0.55 secs), while Marta Bassino rounded off the top three (+0.57 secs).

Worley failed to become the first woman to win four giant slalom races in a single season since Anna Veith in 2014-15.

However, the Frenchwoman's lead grew as Gut (+0.76 secs) and Shiffrin (+1.09 secs) finished fourth and fifth respectively, with the American now 120 points adrift in second.

And with Gut finishing just ahead of overall leader Shiffrin her deficit to the 21-year-old was cut by five points to 130.