February 22, 2024 11:50 pm
Marco Odermatt Continues Giant Slalom Dominance at Bansko in 23/24 Alpine Ski World Cup

In the latest Alpine Skiing World Cup race, Swiss skier Marco Odermatt continued his impressive winning streak in the giant slalom discipline. This marked his ninth straight victory in this event and increased his overall points tally to 1,506.

Odermatt finished ahead of Norway’s Alexander Steen Olsen by 0.91 seconds, securing his tenth race win of the season. He now leads French speed specialist Cyprien Sarrazin by 822 points in the overall standings.

During the first run, Odermatt led Steen Olsen by just 0.35 seconds, but he delivered a dominant performance in the second descent to secure another victory. Austrian slalom ace Manuel Feller finished in third place, just over a second behind the winner.

Odermatt was thrilled with his performance and stated, “It was a great hill and conditions, fun slope to ski. The first run was turny and difficult tactics. The second one was ready to push. The confidence is at the highest level, and everything is working well. The ski is perfect, and I am just having fun.”

With 16 podium finishes out of 18 World Cup races this season, Odermatt has already all but secured a third consecutive big Crystal Globe. Feller will look to improve on his third place in Sunday’s slalom as he tries to keep up with Odermatt’s impressive form.

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