Sofia Goggia stared at the scoreboard in disbelief.

She then dropped into the snow in front of her cheering supporters.

Despite a few driving errors, the Italian ski racer maintained her supremacy in the downhill World Cup at her home race in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

The 29-year-old Olympic champion won the downhill run on Saturday, 0.20 seconds ahead of Ramona Siebenhofer from Austria.

The Czech Ester Ledecka was third (+0.26).

In the meantime, Goggia was only able to stay on her skis thanks to brilliant acrobatic performances.

And although the downhill skier even lost control of her skis for a short time and went sideways, her sixth success this winter could not be stolen from her.

It was already the fourth downhill.

Germany's hope in the World Cup, Kira Weidle, on the other hand, missed her second success within a week at the place where she raced to silver at the World Cup in February.

After her strong second place last weekend in Zauchensee, the woman from Starnberg finished tenth this time and was dissatisfied with her performance around two weeks before the Winter Olympics (February 4th to 20th).

"Today I made too many mistakes, and you can't afford that on such a shortened route," Weidle commented on her race on ARD.

Due to strong gusts of wind, the start had been moved down.

It was a bit like "lottery", reported Weidle.

On Sunday there is still a Super-G on the program for the women.

“In the Super-G things finally went a bit uphill.

I want to take the good feeling with me for tomorrow,” announced Weidle.

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