Gritti second in the Schilpario slalom, but Frau (5) further and further away from the World Cup
Finals so far loved by the Azzurri, on the second day that among the women rewards the usual Jacqueline Gerlach.In Schilpario, in the last act of the World Cup of skiing on grass, Edoardo Frau's pursuit continues to a crystal ball that is increasingly distant for the Valle d'Aosta of adoption.
After the crash of the previous day, today's slalom has in fact seen the 39 year-old six-time winner of the "coppone", earning only 5 points for his direct rival Martin Bartak, who remains with 165 points ahead with only two races to go with, with 5th place obtained just in front of the young Czech.
The victory went to the Swiss Mirko Hueppi, who preceded by half according to the blue Lorenzo Gritti, already certain of success in the specialty cup. In 3rd place another Swiss, Stefan Portmann. The other Italians? Seventh Pietro Guerini in front of Filippo Zamboni.
"It is the third year in a row that I have achieved this endeavor - Gritti's words referring to the crystal sphere - I am happy and I found the land in excellent condition: it is the first time we are here in Schilpario, but the organization was perfect ".
Among women another success for Jacqueline Gerlach, already certain of the general World Cup: the Austrian got behind the Czech Adela Kettnerova and the Slovak Nikola Fricova. Fifth place for Antonella Manzoni, detached from the top of 7 "58: a positive result anyway, which allows her to consolidate the second solitary place in the overall, pushing away Alena Vesela. Chiara and Federica Milesi win respectively the seventh and eighth place, while Monica Ferrighetto and Margherita Mazzoncini do not reach the finish line.
The program of the World Cup finals will continue on Saturday with the giants: the first race will start at 10.15, the second will start at 2.15 pm. Closing Sunday with the supergiant.