Federica Brignone, 29, a Milanese transplanted to La Salle in Valle d’Aosta, has achieved her dream. The blue, thanks to the cancellation of the races of Are, Sweden (a parallel, a giant and a slalom), due to the pandemic announced the director of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, won the absolute World Cup of skiing Alpine. Federica is the first Italian to do so.
A deserved success despite the absence since the beginning of February of rival No.1, the American Mikaela Shiffrin. But Brignone, with 1378 points, made a splash during the season with 153 points ahead of American Mikaela Shiffrini and 189 points over Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova. “A season that will remain unforgettable and record-breaking. I am proud of myself: eleven podiums, five stage successes, the victory in the combined standings, the second place in the super-giant, the third downhill and a giant in which I can get first. I’d say I can think of myself as super satisfied.” The dt of the national team, Gianluca Rulfi: “Faith did not steal anything. She was great.”