Norwegian Sebastian Voss-Solevaag dominated the Hermann Maier racecourse in Flachau to claim his first career win in the World Cup. Voss Solevaag skied nearly flawlessly today in Flachau, turning in the fastest time in both runs.
Voss-Solevaag made his World Cup debut in Levi in 2012 and until today he had three podiums in Slalom to his credit (Zagreb, 2015; St. Moritz, 2016; and Madonna di Campiglio, last December 2020) but the victory always managing to elude the 29-year-old Norwegian skier. But today the stars aligned perfectly for the veteran as he earned a clear 0.76 victory over Austrian Marco Schwarz.
“This is a victory of the team,” said Foss-Solevaag. “We are the attacking Vikings, we work together. I wouldn’t have done it without them, any of the coaches and the teammates, (...) This shows us that we (have) a good team spirit, and it also shows that another racer of our team can also win. That’s nice”.
The last Norwegian man other than Henrik Kristoffersen to win a World Cup slalom was Truls Ove Karlsen in Kranjska Gora in February 2004.
The Norwegian became the sixth different winner of the sixth slalom events so far
this World Cup season. “It’s a lot of guys who ski fast. Everybody is going all-in and then it’s a really fun race”, Foss-Solevaag said.