Giant slalom in Santa Caterina: Marco Odermatt leads

The ÖSV-Aces are knocked off again in terms of placement. However, narrow time intervals give hope for a leap forward in the second round.

11.43 a.m., December 7th, 2020

Marco Odermatt © GEPA pictures/ Mario Buehner

Marco Odermatt leads after the first round of the giant slalom in Saint Catherine. The Swiss, who also leads in the giant slalom World Cup, caught the fastest track of all the runners. The 23-year-old talent takes 19/100 seconds as a lead in the second round Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen With. The Norwegian, who won the bronze medal in the giant slalom at the 2017 World Championships, is one of the big surprises of the first run. The 33-year-old was also 5/100 seconds faster than the overall World Cup leader Alexis Pinturault.

Positioned themselves behind the leading trio Tommy Ford (USA / +0.43) and Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR / +0.60). The Austrians are currently not yet in the absolute top positions. The best ÖSV runner is Roland Leitinger in 17th place with 1.12 seconds Behind the best time. The 2017 runner-up in the giant slalom in St. Moritz is only 29/100 seconds short of tenth place.

Also in the second round Marco Black. The Carinthian started with starting number 16 as the first Austrian. After a mistake in the middle section, he is 22nd place behind Odermatt by 1.38 seconds. As the third ÖSV athlete Magnus Walch qualified. After a courageous performance, Walch qualified with start number 42 in 26th place and 1.67 behind for the decision at 1 p.m. It wasn’t enough for, among other things Manuel Feller (+1.96) and Adrian Pertl (+3.05).

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