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Giant slalom under the spotlight today in Schladming

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Broadcast on TV SLO 2/MMC

After Tuesday’s slalom spectacle under the spotlight, the men’s giant slalom for World Cup points will be held on the Planai course. You will be able to watch the match live on TV SLO 2/MMC.



Schladming is an alternate location for the canceled giant slalom, which should have been in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In Schladming, it will be held for the first time in the evening and at night, and it will be the Slovenian favorite for the top places Žan Kranjec.

They immediately decided that the giant slalom in the usual morning-afternoon schedule is out of the question, because the competitors would not have enough rest after the night slalom, so today the competition will be held with the first race at 5:45 p.m. and the second at 8:45 p.m.

At the giant slalom races of the World Cup in Aare, Sweden, there were already some giant slalom decisions under the spotlight, but the lights were actually fully turned on there only in the second run. This will be the sixth men’s giant slalom for the World Cup in Schladming. The last giant slalom under Mount Planai was held in 2013 at the Alpine Skiing World Championships. Ten years ago, an American won Ted Ligety before the Austrian Marcel HirscherKranjec was 22.

Giant slalom without Odermatt
Swiss Marco Odermatt, who leads the Alpine Skiing World Cup overall, will not compete in today’s afternoon-evening giant slalom test in Schladming, his team announced. The 25-year-old hit his left knee on Friday’s downhill run in Kitzbühel. “First day back on the snow, quite a big step forward,” Odermatt wrote on social networks after today’s morning training session.

Kranjec is third overallAfter ten years, Kranjec is in a completely different situation. After five giant slaloms out of ten this season, she is in third place in the special summary of the discipline with 290 points. Only the Swiss are better Marco Odermatt (460) and Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen (345). Kranjec has been on the podium in three giant slaloms since October, he was second in the opening giant slalom in Sölden, and he took third place in Val d’Isere and in Alta Badia. The best Slovenian in giant slaloms for the World Cup in Schladming was Jure Frankowho won seventh place in 1985.

Taking into account the world championships in Schladming Tina Maze won silver there in 2013, Boris Strel however, he won bronze in the men’s giant slalom at the WC in 1981.

Source: Rtvslo

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