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Adelboden Preview

After Zagreb, the Men’s tour heads to Adelboden (SUI) for two Giant Slalom races on Friday and Saturday, followed by a Slalom on Sunday.

Adelboden is a Swiss Alpine village in the Bernese Oberland region. It’s known for the ski resort of Adelboden-Lenk, host of the FIS Ski World Cup.

Adelboden-Lenk is one of the largest and most attractive snow sports regions in Switzerland. 72 high-performance transport facilities provide access to a piste network of just over 210 kilometers.

From January 8 to 10, 2021, three ski races will take place in Adelboden:

Giant Slalom. Men. Friday, January 8th. 1st run 10:15, 2nd run 13:15 (CET)

Giant Slalom. Men. Saturday, January 9th. 1st run 10:30, 2nd run 13:30 (CET)

Slalom. Men. Sunday, January 10th. 1st run 10:30, 2nd run 13:30 (CET)

On the last Giant Slalom race of 2020, on December 20th, in a physically demanding Gran Risa Giant Slalom course, Alexis Pinturault has shown all his ski toolset to win in Alta Badia.

Alexis Pinturault had finished in the top five in each of the three World Cup Giant Slalom events this season but he been unable until Alta Badia to get on the podium.

Norwegian Atle Lie McGrath, finished second after an outstanding race started with bib 29.

Justin Murisier. showed incredible skiing, especially in the second run, climbing up eight positions to finish third 0.24 seconds behind Pinturault.

Last season, under perfect conditions, 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.

A day after the GS Daniel Yule makes the crowd go wild In Adelboden as he becomes the first Swiss skier ever to claim three Slalom World Cup races.

The Swiss athlete was leading already after the first run with a 0.25 s advantage on Clement Noel and pushed even harder in the second run. Despite a big mistake before the last steep section, Yule pushed through the final gates and clocked the fastest time of the day.

Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) achieves the second podium of the weekend in Adelboden, finishing second (+0.23s) after another comeback in the second run. The Norwegian was only eighth after the first run but was one of the few who did not commit any big mistakes in the second run.

The third place goes to Marco Schwarz (AUT).


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