Swiss skier Marco Odermatt continued his remarkable winning streak in the giant slalom discipline at the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Bansko, Bulgaria. Odermatt, who has won six out of six races this season, now holds a commanding 822-point lead over French speed specialist Cyprien Sarrazin in the overall points tally.
During the race, Odermatt finished just 0.91 seconds ahead of Norway’s Alexander Steen Olsen to claim his tenth victory of the season. Despite being challenged by Steen Olsen and Austrian slalom ace Manuel Feller, who finished third, Odermatt maintained his focus and delivered a dominant performance.
In the first run, Odermatt led Steen Olsen by a narrow margin of 0.35 seconds, setting the stage for an epic battle. However, in the second descent, Odermatt secured another triumph with ease. Feller finished third, just over a second behind the winner.
Odermatt was ecstatic about his win and expressed his excitement about the conditions on the slope. “It was an amazing hill with great conditions,” he said after crossing the finish line. “The first run was challenging with many turns and difficult tactics. The second one was ready to push.” With confidence at an all-time high and his ski performing perfectly, Odermatt is poised to win yet another big Crystal Globe at season’s end.
Feller will look to improve on his third place finish in Sunday’s slalom as he aims to catch up with Odermatt on top of the leaderboard.