Mikaela Shiffrin is still trying to find her groove.
She came in second on Sunday in the slalom, with Swiss skier Wendy Holdener taking the win in Italy. She finished 0.47 seconds ahead of Shiffrin. Petra Vlhová, who led after the first run, took third.
It’s Holdener’s second World Cup slalom win of her career.
“It is amazing. I can believe it, but it is unreal, I guess,” Holdener said. “My second run was the best run I showed in a race actually.”
Shiffrin took home her fourth World Cup title last season, tying her for the second-most world cup titles by any woman with fellow American Lindsey Vonn.
The Olympic gold medalist currently leads the slalom standings after winning the first two races of the season, although Holdener is now tied with the skier.
Vllhová won the slalom title last season.
“I am quite exhausted, but I think I had some really good turns and some things to fix for the next slalom,” Shiffrin said. “Anyway, it is a step from Killington and a step in the right direction. It was two really difficult days. There was some really impressive skiing from Wendy and a really impressive weekend from Petra.
“I had a lot of fatigue from yesterday. … You just try to recover the best you can. Today, I am mostly happy with my performance but not really satisfied.”