Under perfect conditions, Saturday, Slovenia’s Zan Kranjec topped a tight field in the men’s Giant Slalom World Cup in Adelboden. Kranjec captured the top spot on the podium ahead of Croatia’s Filip Zubcic, second, who finished 0.29 seconds back, while the third-place position was split between France’s Victor Muffat-Jeandet and Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen, who were both 0.64 seconds back.
The Slovenian, who had always finished top 4 in Giant Slalom this season, claims in Adelboden (SUI) his second World Cup victory. Kranjec skied a terrific second run, always pushing to the limit and climbed up five positions from the first run.
"To win Adelboden giant slalom means even more because it’s one of the most prestigious races of the season for GS", said Kranjec. "It’s hard to tell what is different from last year or seasons before. I’ve skied good the past two years, but now I can put out my best skiing every race. I hope I can stay the leader for the rest of the season.".
The Croatian talent Filip Zubcic started today's race with bib 20 and thanks to two solid runs, achieved his first World Cup podium finishing second, 0.29s behind the Slovenian.