Back-To-Back Victory For Henrik Kristoffersen in Kranjska Gora

Henrik Kristoffersen wins also the second Giant Slalom in Kranjska Gora. He laid down an exceptional second run, setting the best time, to claim victory with a combined time of 2:18.13, finishing 0.23 seconds ahead of Austrian Stefan Brennsteiner. The dominator of the season Marco Odermatt finished After setting the best time in the great second run, in third place +0.27 seconds behind Kristoffersen.

Kristoffersen’s double came just two weeks after he also won two slaloms in two days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Kristoffersen remains the favorite to win the Slalom Crystal Globe despite a poor showing in Flachau night slalom where he finished in 16th place. Despite that, he still holds a 48-point lead over compatriot Lucas Braathen with just one race left at the 2021-2022 Finals in Courchevel.

A very good weekend, for sure. We’re skiing really well. It doesn’t matter if it’s straight, turny, or whatever it is, it’s a pretty good day”, said Kristoffersen.

It was Kristoffersen's 7th World Cup victory in Giant slalom and his 28th overall. He celebrated his 3rd victory in the 4th race after Beijing Winter Games.

He is the only man besides Marco Odermatt to win a Giant Slalom event this World Cup season. Kristoffersen achieved eleven World Cup podiums in Kranjska Gora, including a Slalom win on 15 March 2015 and a Giant Slalom win on 9 March 2019. Only Marcel Hirscher (15) claimed more top-three finishes in Kranjska Gora in the men's World Cup.

After finishing in fifth position yesterday, Stefan Brennsteiner claims today his first World Cup podium of the season and his best Giant Slalom World Cup result. Exactly one year ago, the Austrian had finished 3rd in the Giant Slalom race in Kranjska, which was his second World Cup podium.