Atle Lie McGrath Wins Last Race of the Season, Kristoffersen Clinched the Slalom Title



Atle Lie McGrath claimed his second World Cup victory in Meribel. The Norwegian finished 0.37 seconds ahead of teammate Henrik Kristoffersen and 0.77 ahead of Austrian Manuel Feller.

Previous to today the 21-year-old skier had achieved four World Cup podiums, a first place and a second place in the Slaloms of Flachau and Schladming this season, a third place in the Parallel in Lech-Zürs in November, and a second place in the Giant Slalom in Alta Badia in 2020.



This season there have been eight different winners in ten races (Clément Noël, Sebastian Foss-Solevåg, Johannes Strolz, Lucas Braathen, Dave Ryding, Linus Strasser, Henrik Kristoffersen (2), and Atle Lie McGrath (2)), and the 27 podium places have been divided by 16 different athletes (only multiple podiums by Kristoffer Jakobsen, Lucas Braathen, Manuel Feller, Linus Strasser, Henrik Kristoffersen, Dave Ryding, Clement Noel, and Atle Lie McGrath), matching a record set in 1985-1986.

Only in 1985-1986 (9) and 1999-2000 (9), there were more different men's slalom winners in the World Cup.



Henrik Kristoffersen second place was enough to grab his third Slalom Crystal Globe. He previously won the title in the 2015-2016 and 2019-2020 seasons. He is the seventh man to win the Slalom Crystal Globe more than twice.

Manuel Feller finished in second place 90 points behind Kristoffersen. Teammates McGrath and Braathen finished in third and fourth position respectively.