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Ramona Siebenhofer claims first World Cup win of career

Siebenhofer claims first World Cup win of career
By Sportsbeat

18/01/2019 at 14:51Updated 18/01/2019 at 15:05

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.