Surprise Win at Alta Badia PGS

Courtney Harkins
2016-12-19 14:18

ALTA BADIA, Italy (Dec. 19, 2016) – 22-year-old Cyprien Sarrazin of France took the surprise win in just his seventh World Cup start at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup parallel giant slalom in Alta Badia.

32 racers battled for the win in in the head-to-head, knockout format. Carlo Janka of Switzerland was a close second and last year’s Alta Badia PGS winner Kjetil Jansrud took third. Americans Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT) and Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) did not make it past the first heat. Cochran-Siegle finished 20th and Ford was 25th.

Tommy Ford skied to 25th. (Getty Images-Giuseppe Cacace) 

The World Cup tour continues in Italy for a night slalom in Madonna di Campiglio Thursday before the Christmas break.

Men’s parallel giant slalom


Mon, Dec. 19
6:30 p.m. – Alta Badia parallel giant slalom – UniversalHD

Thurs, Dec. 22
11:45 a.m. – Madonna di Campiglio slalom – run 1 – – LIVE STREAMING
2:45 p.m. – Madonna di Campiglio slalom – run 2 – – LIVE STREAMING
10:00 p.m. – Madonna di Campiglio slalom – UniversalHD