French skier Sandrine Aubert won the Snow Queen Trophy at the FIS slalom ski event at Sljeme, just outside Zagreb, today (January 3). Kathrin Zettel of Austria came second (+0.43) and German Susanne Riesch was third (+0.74).
"To be Snow Queen, we dream of it," said Aubert, whose victory was her second this season after winning the Are slalom and finishing second in the last slalom in Lienz.
"This is probably the most exciting race on the whole tour. With the people we've got here, it is fantastic."
Last year's Snow Queen Maria Riesch was fourth, .97 seconds back. Aubert now leads the slalom standings with 316 points to Riesch's 293.