Frenchman Gauthier-Manuel (1:08.26) has not secured too many wins this season in the men’s standing class but has been in superb form in the penultimate World Cup event of the season. Fastest in both runs, he finished ahead of Russia’s Alexander Alyabyev (1:11.04) and teammate Cedric Amafroi-Broisat (1:13.58).
Russia’s Valerii Redzokubov and guide Evgeny Geroev (1:08.95) secured their third podium of the week after winning the men’s visually impaired. Slovakian world champion Jakub Krako and guide Martin Motyka (1:10.52) made up for Wednesday’s non-finish with second place ahead of Redzokubov’s teammate Ivan Frantsev and guide German Agranovskii (1:13.84).
France’s multiple world champion Marie Bochet (1:15.15) rounded off this World Cup with another full-house of wins in the women’s standing. Germany’s Andrea Rothfuss (1:18.24) beat Russian Inga Medvedeva (1:20.44) to secure second palce.
In the sitting events, Germany’s Anna Schaffelhuber and Thomas Nolte both secured wins in the women’s and men’s races respectively.
World champion Schaffelhuber (1:18.32) completed a hat-trick of victories for the week ahead of teammate Anna-Lena Forster (1:26.42).
In the men’s race, 29-year-old Nolte triumphed over Dino Sokolovic (1:15.70), despite the Croatian, who won Wednesday’s slalom, posting the fastest first run. Sokolovic could only finish sixth in his second run to secure second. Austria’s Dietmar Dorn (1:16.05) was consistent in his racing to claim third.
Skiers will now have a short break to recover before the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals begin from 24-27 February with downhill and super-combined events being contested in the Italian resort of Tarvisio.