Italy goes 1-2 with Giuliano Razzoli winning his first World Cup at Zagreb

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on January 6, 2010 11:44 am

The Razzoli family is in party mode.  Favorite son Giuliano, a 25-year-old from Castelnovo Monti, won his first ever World Cup.  The slalom at Zagreb, Croatia has been good to Razzoli.  Last year he finished third to notch his first World Cup podium.  This year he rode that confidence to the top spot.

“What a fantastic day.  You can’t describe this. The atmosphere is fantastic and the hill really suits me.”

Fellow Italian Manfred Moelgg was second, and France’s Julien Lizeroux was third.  Austrian Rienfried Herbst had a big lead after the first run, but made a critical mistake early on in his second run, which cost him a podium spot.  Herbst finished fifth.

For the Americans, there was not much to cheer about.  Ted Ligety crashed on the first run.  Jimmy Cochran, of the famed Cochran ski family, was the only American to earn a second run, and he eventually wound up in 25th.

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