In the latest Alpine Skiing World Cup in Bansko, Bulgaria, Swiss skier Marco Odermatt continued his impressive streak with his ninth straight victory in the giant slalom discipline. This brings his total number of wins this season to 10 and his overall World Cup points tally to an impressive 1,506.
During the race, Odermatt finished just 0.91 seconds ahead of Norway’s Alexander Steen Olsen, securing yet another triumph. Despite a strong performance by French speed specialist Cyprien Sarrazin, who finished in second place, Odermatt still maintains a commanding lead in the competition.
In the first run of the race, Odermatt delivered a dominant performance and led Steen Olsen by 0.35 seconds. He maintained this lead in the second descent to claim yet another victory. Austrian slalom ace Manuel Feller finished in third place, just over a second behind the winner.
Odermatt expressed his excitement about the race and said, “It was a great hill and conditions. The first run was turny and difficult tactics but I was able to maintain my lead and keep pushing during the second run. The confidence is at its highest level and everything is working well.”
With 16 podium finishes out of 18 World Cup races this season, Odermatt has already all but secured a third consecutive big Crystal Globe title. However, he will need to continue performing at this level if he hopes to maintain his dominance over other competitors such as Feller who are looking to improve their positions in future races.