Alessandra Keller celebrated the first success of her career in the World Cup. The 26-year-old Nidwalden won cross-country in Snowshoe, USA, ahead of Sweden’s Jenny Rissveds and Dutchwoman Anne Terpstra.
Keller allowed Switzerland to finally win again in the Women’s World Cup, almost 4 years after Jolanda Neff’s victory at La Bresse. She built her success on an attack on the penultimate lap. Jolanda Neff was unable to join the fight for the podium in difficult conditions at an altitude of 1500m and in the rain. The Olympic champion took 5th place.
The Swiss far from the account
Among the gentlemen, the Swiss did not play the leading roles. In the absence of Nino Schurter, forfeited, and Mathias Flückiger, who is recovering from Covid-19, Filippo Colombo proved to be the best Helvetian with his 5th place. Victory went to Spaniard David Valero Serrano who beat Frenchman Titouan Carod and Italian Luca Braidot.
Posted at 8:01 p.m. Amended at 22:59
A record in sight for Nino Schurter
Victim of a fall on Friday during the short race, Nino Schurter preferred to give up. Grison will try to pick up next weekend at Mont-Sainte-Anne a 34th victory in the World Cup which would have a historic character. It would allow him, in fact, to hold alone the record of successes in the World Cup which he still shares with the Frenchman Julien Absalon.