After finishing second yesterday, Marco Odermatt wins the second Giant Slalom held in Alta Badia.
Marco Odermatt celebrated his third victory in the fourth Giant Slalom of the season on Monday - and in an impressive manner. The 24-year-old Swiss, who was leading the race after the first run, outclassed the competition and won with a clear lead of 1.01 seconds.
“I hope it goes on like this. t worked much better today than it did yesterday. I knew there was still one percent somewhere that I could improve by", said Odermatt.
Luca De Aliprandini finished in second place. It is his first podium in the World Cup.
“I've tried to do my best. Fortunately, it was enough for the podium in my home race. That’s really nice", said the 31-year-old Italian.
Alexander Schmid finished in third place, 1.09 seconds back. Schmid became the first German since Markus Wasmeier 35 years ago to make it onto the podium on the Gran Risa. Schmid like Aliprandini also celebrated his premiere exuberantly on a Giant Slalom World Cup podium.
"After the first run I knew the first two were way ahead, so I just wanted to do my thing and have fun. That worked. I'm super happy”, said Schmid.