MARCO ODERMATT WINS ALSO THE SECOND GIANT SLALOM IN ALTA BADIA
Watching Marco Odermatt on the Gran Risa is like watching a work of art. Two races and two victories in twenty-four hours for the Swiss ace, who has
now completed the poker in his career, a feat he failed to achieve last year and in 2021, when he was "satisfied" with one success per winter. This time, however, there was no escape and the 26-year-old from Buochs took his sixth consecutive World Cup victory in the wide gates and the 27th overall in his career (16 of them in giant slalom).
A roar greeted the holder of the crystal globe who, after a flawless first run, was even more incredible
in the second run, letting his skis run smoothly on the perfectly prepared course by the Organising
Committee and crossing the finish line with a shout and 1'05" ahead of Austrian Marco Schwarz. The
podium was completed by Slovenian Zan Kranjec (1'22"), who beat Croatian Filip Zubcic, who was
second after the first run and fourth in the end (1'36").
As yesterday, the best Italian athlete was once again Giovanni Borsotti in ninth place (3'08").
Fourteenth on Sunday, the athlete from Piemonte improved once again and regained the top ten
position he had been missing for eight years: a nice present for his 33rd birthday, which falls today.
Odermatt leads the overall World Cup standings with 456 points, ahead of Austrian Marco Schwarz
(364) and Croatian Filip Zubcic (198). He also leads the giant slalom standings with 300 points, followed
by Schwarz (210) and Zubcic (180).
Andy Varallo, President of the Organising Committee of the Skiworld Cup races in Alta Badia, is very
satisfied: "We have witnessed two truly exciting races that have confirmed the absolute talent of Marco
Odermatt. The Gran Risa is considered by many to be the university of snow, and the World Cup
champion has won not once but twice on this magical slope, which makes four times the number of
successes he has had in Alta Badia over the past few winters. I would like to thank all the staff and
volunteers who have made these wonderful days possible and I am already looking forward to next
year's Skiworld Cup races, while to the ski enthusiasts I say that we are looking forward to having you
skiing with us in Alta Badia this winter.”
Photo credits: OC Alta Badia