Swiss skier Marco Odermatt continued his impressive run at the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Bansko, Bulgaria with a dominant victory in the giant slalom discipline. Odermatt has now won six out of six races this season and 10 races overall.
During the race, Odermatt finished 0.91 seconds ahead of Norway’s Alexander Steen Olsen, marking his tenth race win of the season and increasing his overall World Cup points tally to 1,506. This is 822 points ahead of French speed specialist Cyprien Sarrazin.
In the first run, Odermatt led Steen Olsen by just 0.35 seconds, delivering a strong performance that set the tone for the rest of the race. He maintained his lead in the second descent, securing another triumph and extending his winning streak to nine straight victories in giant slalom. Austrian slalom ace Manuel Feller finished in third place, just over a second behind the winner.
Odermatt was thrilled about his performance and expressed his excitement about continuing to compete at such a high level. “It was a great hill and conditions,” he said. “The first run was turny and difficult tactics, but I was able to deliver a strong performance and maintain my lead in the second descent.” He added that he feels confident going into future races with everything working well for him on and off-the-slope. “The ski is perfect, and I am just having fun.”