Golden Fox from Maribor succeeds in Kranjska Gora
More than thousand fans loudly cheered for Petra Vlhova, who felt like skiing at home due to such massive support of her fans. Winning second place in giant slalom did not make her happy as Alice Robinson, teenage competitor from New Zealand won the giant slalom race. Petra Vlhova's fans were left speechless as she victoriously lifted her skis with mixed feelings.
The Golden Fox events itself started with »a fall« in Maribor. Eight days prior the event, Markus Mayr, FIS snow controller and Race Director for World Cup Women Technical Events shockingly announced that after considering course conditions and weather forecast, these circumstances do not allow a successful race execution. Golden Fox is a consistent race and moments later, all eyes were set on reserve venue in Podkoren slopes, Kranjska Gora. The Golden Fox was not only successfully moved to Kranjska Gora in mere 8 days. Organizers managed to prepare an excellent course enabling racers from bottom of start list to reach top rankings, while ten thousand fans cheered loudly during a sunny weekend in Kranjska Gora. It was a victorious weekend for all! Petra Vlhova won the gold, Slovenian Meta Hrovat celebrated success at her home town after being tied in 3rd place in GS race with Swiss Wendy Holdener.