Swiss skier Marco Odermatt continued his impressive winning streak at the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Bansko, Bulgaria with another victory in the giant slalom discipline. This marked his ninth straight win and tenth race of the season.
Odermatt’s dominant performance was reflected in his 0.91 second lead over Norway’s Alexander Steen Olsen. This victory increased Odermatt’s overall World Cup points tally to 1,506, putting him 822 points ahead of French speed specialist Cyprien Sarrazin.
In the first run, Odermatt led Steen Olsen by a mere 0.35 seconds, demonstrating his skill and expertise in the discipline. He maintained his lead in the second descent, securing yet another triumph and extending his winning streak. Austrian slalom ace Manuel Feller finished in third place, just over a second behind the winner.
Odermatt was thrilled with his performance, stating “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 finish in Sunday’s slalom as he continues to compete against Odermatt for the top spot on the podium.