Henrik Kristoffersen Tops Giant Slalom Podium at Kranjska Gora
Henrik Kristoffersen wins the first Giant Slalom in Kranjska Gora. After a great second run, he moved up to the top from 5th place to beat the dominator of the season Marco Odermatt and teammate Lucas Bratthen. They finished tied in second place +0.33 seconds behind Kristoffersen.
It was Kristoffersen's 6th World Cup victory in Giant slalom and his 27th overall. He is the only man besides Marco Odermatt to win a Giant Slalom event this World Cup season. Kristoffersen achieved ten World Cup podiums in Kranjska Gora, including a Slalom win on 15 March 2015 and a Giant Slalom win on 9 March 2019. Only Marcel Hirscher (15) claimed more top-three finishes in Kranjska Gora in the men's World Cup.
With today's second-place Marco Odermatt secured the Giant Slalom Crystal Globe. The last Swiss skier to win the Giant Slalom Crystal Globe was Didier Cuche in the 2008-2009 season.
Odermatt won four of the six Giant Slalom events in this season's World Cup, with two second-place finishes behind Henrik Kristoffersen in Alta Badia and today in Kranjska Gora.
After the first of two races in Kranjska Gora, Odermatt also extended his lead over Aleksander Kilde from 189 to 269 points in the Overall World Cup.