Skeleton: cdm; Margaglio 2 / a in Altenberg
(ANSA) – ROME, DECEMBER 17 – The Italian skeleton lives another great day with Valentina Margaglio returning to the podium in the women’s World Cup in the Altenberg test.
The Piedmontese finished her race in second place, behind the German Tina Hermann, winner with a time of 1’59 ″ 03.
For Italy this is the best result ever in a race on the major circuit, which follows the third place of Margaglio herself, obtained on the basin of Igls in the second seasonal stage of the calendar.
An extraordinary race that of the 28-year-old belonging to the Fiamme Azzurre, who in the second run obtained both the best thrust time and that of the heats, improving by one position the result obtained at the end of the first part of the race. The Russian Yulia Kanakina, third, completes the podium.
“It was a nice maturity after having overturned two weeks ago on this same track – explains the rider of the Fiamme Azzurre -. I am very happy, because the conditions were a bit difficult, there was a lot of fog and the track was not very fast, it was necessary to get the materials right and I succeeded. When I got off I thought that the track was not holding up and instead I held out and passed unscathed. In the second I aimed for victory, but I had a few cents too many from the top. The satisfaction is to know that no one can say that I only reach good positions on easy slopes like Igls, but also on the second most difficult slope in the world like Altenberg.
I never wanted to look at the numbers this season, now I am realizing that I have worked hard and I have approached the strongest opponents, the next step is to aim for the first victory “. (ANSA).
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