Alberto Tomba of Italy won a World Cup slalom on Tuesday at Sestriere, Italy, one day after finishing 17th in a giant slalom.
Tomba, in two runs down his favorite Kandahar course, clocked an aggregate time of 1 minute 58.38 seconds and defeated Austrian slalom specialist Thomas Stangassinger by 0.75 seconds.
Ole Christian Furuseth of Norway was third in his best slalom finish in two years.
In scoring his second slalom victory of the season--and his fifth in seven years in Sestriere--Tomba answered the criticism for his poor showing a day earlier in the giant slalom race at Val D'Isere, France.
"I'm always under fire when I do not win, and it's unfair," he said. "Yesterday, it was another day, on a course I did not like, which did not fit to me. Today, I was more aggressive, determined on a perfect track. It was not an easy win, and I am glad I won."