Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen claimed victory in the men’s World Cup slalom at the Swiss resort of Adelboden on Sunday ahead of Austria’s Marcel Hirscher and Russia’s Alexander Khoroshilov.
The 21-year-old, who won the first two slalom races of the season last month, secured the win with an impressive second run of 55.81 seconds while Hirscher missed out by the narrowest of margins after clocking a time of 55.95 seconds on his second run.
Hirscher holds a 165-point cushion over Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway in the overall standings with Kristoffersen a further 65 points back in third.
The season moves on to Wengen in Switzerland next with a super-combined on Friday, a downhill on Saturday and a slalom 24 hours later.
When downhill is the discipline you specialise in, your ultimate dream is to triumph in Wengen or in Kitzbühel. For slalom skiers, Adelboden seems the to be the main target. Let’s hear more from our expert Franck Piccard.
Former Olympic Champion Franck Piccard: “It’s an historical course which is physically demanding because of its length. Farms provide a unique backdrop for this stunning event which requires a solid basis of endurance training. The course brings competitors out of the trees and onto the final stretch which is probably one of the steepest on the circuit. It overlooks the whole resort with thousands of fans waiting for you at the finish line. It used to be a low profile event, it’s now one of the highlights of the season.”
Vonn completes Zauchensee double
Lindsey Vonn was all smiles after outclassing Lara Gut to clinch the super G at Zauchensee on Sunday.
As with Saturday’s downhill win at the Austrian resort, Vonn produced yet another flawless run to clock a winning time of 1 minute and 12.75 seconds, en route to her 73rd career World Cup win.
Gut was next at the gate and started well, but lost time in the final stretch to finish 0.7 seconds adrift, while local hope Cornelia Hutter completed the podium.
This week we have decided to end the program with some of the best images from the ski jumping event which took place in Willingen in Germany. Slovenia’s Peter Prevc produced yet another stunning display to clinch his fourth consecutive win and this result sees him stretch his lead at the top of the overall standings. It’s snowtime