Siebenhofer follows up maiden World Cup win with another

Siebenhofer follows up maiden World Cup win with another
By Sportsbeat

19/01/2019 at 12:21Updated

Having finally tasted that winning feeling, Ramona Siebenhofer is refusing to let it go after claiming her second downhill World Cup victory in as many days in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

The 27-year-old alpine skier had never won a race in her 10-year World Cup career before this weekend – only ever achieving a podium finish twice – but has been unstoppable in Italy.

Following Friday's watershed triumph, she repeated the trick 24 hours later as she clocked an ultimately unbeatable time of 1:36.22.

Her Austrian compatriot Nicole Schmidhofer pushed her closest, finishing just 0.04 seconds behind to take silver.

Slovenian skier Ilka Stuhec took third, 0.51s slower than the winner, and just pipped 22-year-old German Kira Weidle to bronze.

Siebenhofer's magical 24 hours, combined with Schmidhofer's pair of victories earlier in the campaign, means Austrian women have won four downhill races in a World Cup season for the first time since 2006-07.

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