After the World Cup race in Kranjska Gora we went to Jenner, to have couple of training days on the race hill, where the next European Cup race will be held. My back is better and I don't feel pain anymore. We had good week of training and I am ready for the last two European Cup races this season.
I finished second in Berchtegaden. First run conditions were rapidly deteriorating and I feel I managed to get the most out of my starting number, I had number 5, I was fourth after the first run. Second run I pushed hard and I had a good run that put me back into the fight for the podium places. I am pleased with my performance , with the result and I still have a chance to win overall slalom title in the last race (I am second, 8 points behind).
We are travelling to Andorra the next day. We have two days of training just to stay in rhythm before the race.
Final race I started with number 4. Despite the fact that I had made one mistake on the steep part, I was leading after the first run. I had my sights on winning the overall standings and my second run was more reserved. I finished 3., 0.05s of the winning time but I won the European Cup overall slalom standings and that was my goal.
Very successful season in European Cup for me. Two wins, three second places, one more podium place and finally overall slalom win. This gives me further incentive to work harder and feel positive heading forward. With this I ensured World Cup start position for myself for all races next season.
I feel I have improved my skiing this season. I wish to elevate my performance in World cup for the next season. We have a lot of space for improvement and I will try to come back stronger next year.