Mikaela Shiffrin wants it all in first giant slalom run. She skied flawlessly on an excellently prepared racecourse in Podkoren, beating second ranked Tessa Worley, winner of Maribor 2017 giant slalom race, for 0,86s and third ranked Brunner (AUT) for 1,30 s.
Tina Robnik, as best Slovenian is chasing the podium ranking for 0,38s.
Ana Drev and Meta Hrovat qualified for the finals.
Podkoren attracted 4.000 visitors in cloudy weather with some raindrops, yet visibility on the racecourse is great and the sun is peeking out.