Ramona Siebenhofer claims first World Cup win of career
Ramona Siebenhofer claimed the first Alpine Ski World Cup win of her career in the downhill race in in Cortina D'Ampezzo.
The 27-year-old has been waiting a long time for her maiden World Cup triumph – having debuted at the level back in 2009 – and did so by expertly negotiating the bottom part of the track to race home for victory.
The Austrian's time of 1:15.44 was 0.4s ahead of Slovenian skier Ilka Stuhec, who picked up second in Italy.
And the Austrians ended up dominating the podium as Stephanie Venier completed the top three – coming home 0.46s behind her compatriot.
There was a notable absence from the top finishers too as eight-time overall downhill World Cup winner Lindsey Vonn placed tied-15th while the highest-placed home skier was Francesca Marsaglia, who came in seventh.