The roles before the last race of the Alpine World Ski Championships are clearly assigned. If you want to wear the gold medal in the World Cup slalom in Cortina d’Ampezzo at the end of the day, you have to go on Sunday Marco Black past. The 25-year-old Austrian, who was on the podium in 7 of 9 slalom races this season, has to be beaten.
The Valais never retired this winter, only placed himself outside the top 10 twice and made it onto the podium three times.
With Manuel Feller counts a Schwarz team-mate to be one of the best slalom drivers this winter. He was on the podium three times and even triumphed in the first race in Flachau. But that’s not all: also Sebastian Foss-Solevaag, Clément Noël, Linus Strasser, Henrik Kristoffersen and Alexis Pinturault drove on the slalom podium this season and should have an important say in the medal decision.
Or is an outsider surprised?
But in addition to the established forces of winter, you also have to have some outsiders on the bill. With Loïc Meillard, Luca Aerni and Daniel Yule the Swiss Ski Team has several athletes who are good for a top result.
The partly steep slope in Cortina could also meet him.
The same applies to Adrian Pertlwho shows his talent again and again, not just this winter.
The second run starts at 1:30 p.m. We will also broadcast the award ceremony, which takes place half an hour after the end of the race, live.
So far it has not necessarily been an advantage at this World Cup in the technical disciplines if you were considered a big favorite in advance. And so Black should at least be warned with regard to the competition when he tackles the last World Cup race on Sunday.
The podium at the last World Cup
- Marcel Hirscher (AUT)
- 2. Michael Matt (AUT)
- 3. Marco Schwarz (AUT)