LIVE: First men’s giant slalom in Santa Caterina Valfurva 2020, preliminary report, start list and live ticker
On Saturday and Sunday, the Men’s Ski World Cup stops in Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy. The Italian ski resort, 200 kilometers northeast of Milan, and in the immediate vicinity of Bormio, has taken over the giant slalom races of Val d’Isere, which were canceled due to lack of snow. The first of two giant slalom races will be at on Saturday 10.30 a.m. started with the first round, the final of the best 30 is off 1.30 p.m. in scene. (The official FIS start list and start numbers for the men’s giant slalom in Santa Caterina Valfurva, as well as the FIS live ticker can be found in our menu above!)
Data and facts about the Ski World Cup kick-off 2020/21
2. Men’s giant slalom in Santa Caterina Valfurva
Official FIS start list 1st run – start 10.30 a.m.
Official FIS live ticker for men 1st round **
Official FIS intermediate result after the 1st round
Official FIS start list 2nd run – start at 1.30 p.m.
Official FIS live ticker for men 2nd round **
Official FIS final men’s giant slalom in Santa Caterina
** All data will be updated immediately upon receipt
Santa Caterina Valfurva will host the Men’s Ski World Cup Giant Slalom for the first time. The track on which the races are held is named after the Italian ski racer Deborah Compagnoni. As a three-time Olympic champion and three-time world champion, she was probably the best azure blue ski racer of the 1990s.
Even if the young Norwegian Lucas Braathen The Frenchman won the first giant slalom of the 2020/21 season at the season opening in Sölden Alexis Pinturault as a top favorite in the race. With the Viking Henrik Kristoffersen, but also Marco Odermatt from Switzerland, who will intervene in the race again after surviving a COVID-19 infection, could definitely win.
The Slovenian is one of the broader favorites and has a podium in his sights Zan Kranjec, the Swiss Gino Caviezel, Loïc Meillard and Justin Murisier, but also the Croatian Filip Zubčić to the start.
Overall world cup winner Alexander Aamodt Source, who processed his failure at the opening race in Sölden, but couldn’t be satisfied with 14th place in the parallel giant slalom in Lech Zürs, wants just like his teammate Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugento get back on the road to success.
From a German point of view, one hopes for a good result from Stefan Luitz and Alexander Schmid, while for the French, alongside Alexis Pinturault, too Victor Muffat-Jeandet and Mathieu Faivre to achieve many World Cup points.
The Austrian giant slalom team wants to show in Santa Caterina that it was possible to take another step forward under the direction of coach Michael Pircher. Especially Marco Blackwho still has a training delay after a corona infection, Roland Leitinger, Manuel Feller and Stefan Brennsteiner a lot is to be expected.
Even the US racers Ted Ligety, Tommy Ford and Ryan Cochran-Siegle want, as well as the Italian Luca De Aliprandini, prove that they are well prepared for the 2020/21 World Cup season.
Men’s giant slalom race of the 2020/21 season
- Giant slalom for men in Sölden
In bright sunshine in Sölden, the success of the young Norwegian Lucas Braathen was a surprise winner that hardly anyone had on the list. The Viking relegated the two Swiss Confederates Marco Odermatt and Gino Caviezel to ranks two and three. Alexis Pinturault from France narrowly missed the podium. Behind the fourth-placed member of the Equipe Tricolore, two athletes ended up in fifth place ex aequo. It was Loic Meillard from the Swiss Ski Team and the Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen. The Slovenian Zan Kranjec took seventh place. Another Norwegian, in persona the experienced Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen, the French Thibaut Favrot and the Italian Luca De Aliprandini completed the ranking of the top ten.
View of the giant slalom discipline ranking in the 2019/20 season
The Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen won the small giant slalom crystal ball with 394 points. The Frenchman Alexis Pinturault secured second place, six points behind. Filip Zubcic from Croatia was another 20 lengths back in third place. The unlucky person of the season was undoubtedly Zan Kranjec, who won two races in fourth, just 40 points behind the Vikings. The 2019/20 season was canceled just before his home race in Kranjska Gora. Who knows, maybe his home audience would have beamed him into crystal spheres. Beaver Creek triumphant Tommy Ford rounded off the top 5 of the past winter with 267 points.
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