Alice on the podium again
Queenstown's Alice Robinson has finished in second place at the FIS Giant Slalom World Cup held in Andorra overnight.
The 22-year-old put down two blistering runs to finish on the podium for the third consecutive GS World Cup race, finishing just one hundredth of a second behind the winner Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland.
"I am really happy, another podium is amazing, it’s always a bit bittersweet to be one hundredth [of a second] on the wrong side, but that’s how it goes and maybe by the end of the season it will be the other way around and I will win by one hundredth of a second!”
Robinson was the sixth athlete on course today, and as always pushed out of the start gate with a huge amount of energy. A very fast second split, combined with three other solid splits had Robinson sitting in third position after run one, just +0.11 seconds behind leader Marta Bassino of Italy.