In the latest Alpine Skiing World Cup race in Bansko, Bulgaria, Swiss skier Marco Odermatt continued his impressive winning streak with a ninth straight victory in the giant slalom discipline. This season, Odermatt has won six out of six races, making him the current leader in the World Cup standings.
During the race, Odermatt finished 0.91 seconds ahead of Norway’s Alexander Steen Olsen, marking his 10th race win of the season and increasing his overall World Cup points tally to 1,506. With this victory, he is now 822 points ahead of French speed specialist Cyprien Sarrazin.
In the first run, Odermatt led Steen Olsen by just 0.35 seconds before delivering a dominant performance that left him leading by over a second at the finish line. He maintained his lead throughout the second descent to secure another victory in style. Austrian slalom ace Manuel Feller finished in third place, just over a second behind the winner.
Speaking about his latest win, Odermatt said: “It was a great hill and conditions, fun slope to ski on. The first run was challenging as it required careful tactics and lots of turns. However, I felt confident and enjoyed every moment of it.” He went on to say that he was excited for what’s to come and that he would continue to push himself to be better every time he skied down the mountain.
With 16 podium finishes out of 18 World Cup races this season, Odermatt has already all but secured a third consecutive big Crystal Globe trophy if he continues performing at this level until the end of the season.