Snow Sports: Kiwi skier Alice Robinson achieves third straight World Cup podium in Andorra

Alice Robinson in World Cup giant slalom.
Alice Robinson in World Cup giant slalom. Photo credit: Agence Zoom

Kiwi skier Alice Robinson has fallen one-hundredth of a second short of World Cup giant slalom victory at Soldeu, Andorra.

The result marks her third straight podium finish on the world circuit and fourth this season on a slope where she claimed her first World Cup victory as a teenager in March 2019. She has since won twice more.

"I am really happy, another podium is amazing," said Robinson. "It’s always a bit bittersweet to be one hundredth on the wrong side, but that's how it goes.

"Maybe by the end of the season, it will be the other way around and I will win by one hundredth of a second."

Robinson, 22, sat third after her opening run, trailling 0.11s behind Italian leader Marta Bassino, but Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami went faster on her second attempt, leaving the early pacesetters chasing.

The Kiwi was ahead for much of her second descent, but could not sustain that through the finish, leaving Gut-Behrami in the hot seat, with Italians Federica Brignone and Massino still to come.

Neither could match the Swiss or the Kiwi.

"I am really happy with how I am skiing and really happy with another podium," said Robinson. "I think I have made a big step with my consistency and I am doing really well on different snow conditions.

"I am really happy with how it's heading and maybe I can get a win before the end of the season."