Fenninger turns up the heat with back-to-back wins in Bansko

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By Euronews
Fenninger turns up the heat with back-to-back wins in Bansko

On form Anna Fenninger boosted her overall world cup title hopes on Monday.

The Austrian claimed her second win in as many days with success in the super-G at Bansko in Bulgaria.

After winning the super-combined race on Sunday, 25-year-old defending world cup champion clocked a time of 1 minute 14.59 seconds to celebrate back-to-back wins.

She now tops the super-G standings and has reduced the gap on overall world cup leader Tine Maze to just 44 points.

Slovenia’s Maze crossed the line in second place to limit the damage to her title winning aspirations.

The 2013 world cup champions was 0.16 seconds behind in second.

She has failed to win a race since mid-December and will be looking over her shoulder and at Fenninger with just three weeks to go until the season-ending races in Meribel, France.

US speed queen Lindsey Vonn rounded off the podium in third place.

After three days of heavy fog which prompted criticism of the FIS by the American, the sun finally appeared above Bansko providing ideal skiing conditions.

However the four-times overall world cup champion was unable to make the most and finished 0.28 seconds off Fenninger’s pace.