With the giant slalom of the ladies the new season of the FIS Alpine Ski Word Cup is opened on Saturday. ORF1 shows the first and second run live (9:45 and 12:45). The big favorite for the first seasonal race in Sölden (Austria) is Denise Karbon.
Denise Karbon won in the last season five giant slaloms: Sölden (Austria), Panorama (Canada), Lienz (Austria), Spindlermühle (Czech Republic) and Ofterschwang (Germany). With 592 points the Italian also won the single evaluation as the best giant slalom runner of the past ski season. Also this year Karbon is the big favorite.
As the biggest competitor is valid the Austrian Elisabeth Görgl who could win last winter two races (Maribor and Bormio). In the single evaluation became Görgl with 479 points second behind Karbon. With Nicole Hosp the ÖSV team has a second good winning chance. Also Julia Mancuso (USA) counts to the circle of favorites.
Result Sölden 2007/08:
1. Denise Karbon (ITA)
2. Julia Mancuso (USA)
3. Kathrin Zettel (AUT)
World Cup Giant Slalom 2007/08:
1. Denise Karbon (ITA) 592 points
2. Elisabeth Görgl (AUT) 479 points
3. Manuela Mölgg (ITA) 359 points
4. Tanja Poutiainen (FIN) 297 points
5. Julia Mancuso (USA) 253 points
What says the Bookies?
Also for the bookies is Denise Karbon
the big favorite in Sölden. The highest odd is on Sportingbet, odd 3,50
On a victory of Elisabeth Görgl
the best odd is on Sportingbet, Interwetten and Bwin, odd 6,00
On a victory of Julia Mancuso
the best odd is on Sportingbet, odd 17,00