Marco Odermatt continued his dominance in the giant slalom discipline with a ninth consecutive win at the Alpine Skiing World Cup event in Bansko, Bulgaria. This victory brought his total race wins for the season to 10 and his overall World Cup points tally to 1,506, a massive 822 points ahead of French skier Cyprien Sarrazin.
Odermatt’s impressive performance was marked by a commanding 0.91-second margin over Norway’s Alexander Steen Olsen. In the first run, he led Olsen by 0.35 seconds, while in the second run, he was third-fastest but still secured another victory. Austrian slalom specialist Manuel Feller finished in third place, just over a second behind the winner.
After the race, Odermatt expressed his satisfaction with the hill and conditions, describing it as fun to ski. He also mentioned that his confidence is at an all-time high and that everything is working well for him. With 16 podium finishes in 18 races this season, Odermatt has almost secured his third consecutive big Crystal Globe. Meanwhile, Feller will be looking to improve upon his third-place finish in the upcoming slalom event on Sunday.