Swiss skier Marco Odermatt continued his impressive streak at the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Bansko, Bulgaria with a ninth consecutive victory in the giant slalom discipline. This latest triumph marks Odermatt’s 10th race win of the season, and he now leads the overall World Cup points tally by 822 points over French speed specialist Cyprien Sarrazin.
During the first run, Odermatt set a blistering pace, leading Steen Olsen by 0.35 seconds. He maintained his lead in the second descent, delivering another dominant performance and securing another victory. Austrian slalom ace Manuel Feller finished 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 in Sunday’s slalom as he continues to challenge for the top spot on the podium.