Chemmy Alcott finally made her return to the alpine skiing World Cup in Cortina as Elisabeth Goergl claimed a first Super G victory on the tour in just over four years.
Alcott returned to training last month having first broken her leg in 2010 before pulling out of last season’s World Championships injured and then suffering a re-break in August.
But her original comeback race on the World Cup tour in Cortina was continually postponed last weekend due to heavy snowfall in Italy.
However she finally got back into the thick of the action, fresh from being named as one of Team GB’s 56-strong athletes heading to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, and came home 42nd in 1:27.61 minutes in her first World Cup event in just over a year.
But there was no denying who the star of the show was in Italy as Austrian Goergl took gold in 1:24.23, moving up to eighth in the overall World Cup standings.
Joining Goergl on the podium in Cortina were German Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Austrian teammates Nicole Hosp in second and third respectively.
The result means Hoefl-Riesch leads the overall World Cup standings on 861 points, with Austrian Anna Fenninger 107 further back in second after finishing fifth in Cortina.
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