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No Stopping Goggia in Downhill

Goggia will go for the weekend treble with the super-G on Sunday. A feat she accomplished last season.

It would be another Lake Louise memory to add to her long list.

“The last two years were unbelievable for me here. Here I broke my knee in 2013 and in 2016 got my first podium in the speed circuit here. And now winning five in a row is incredible. It is sad we won’t race here again but I think FIS will find a good replacement,” said Goggia.

Behind the expected champion, Ortlieb showed she is here to compete for podiums this season after a lengthy injury absence.

The Austrian finished 0.34 of the leader’s pace for her third career World Cup podium.

“It was a huge relief. The last months were really hard so I felt so good and was super thankful for everyone who helped me come back,” said Ortlieb.

The 26-year-old learned a lot from the first downhill race on Friday.

I knew I had to give everything and push hard. I tried to ski with a lot of power because it is really icy. Yesterday I did one gate not really well because I was slipping too much. Today I thought to take my turns, push, and it worked well,” said Ortlieb.

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