Kranjska Gora will host the eighth and ninth giant slaloms for the Alpine Ski World Cup this season. Four Slovenians will be at the start of the first of two giant slaloms for the 62nd Vitranc Cup. Will the Podkoren track last?
After a mostly clear night, it is already 2 degrees Celsius in the morning in Kranjska Gora, and during the day it is forecast to be as much as 12 degrees in sunny weather. Saturday’s giant slalom should take place, but the storm may threaten Sunday’s race.
Žan Kranjec, who is chasing his first Vitra podium, will start second. Kranjec was tenth twice in Kranjska Gora last year, the closest he came to his first Vitra podium was in 2018 with fifth place. Stefan Hadalin will wear the number 44, Ange Gartner and Rok Ažnoh they will have the numbers 62 and 63. There are 65 competitors from 21 countries on the start list of the test.
The first ride will start at 9:30 a.m., the second ride will start at 12:30 p.m. Last year, the Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen celebrated in both giant slaloms in Vitran. Olympic and world champion in giant slalom Marco Odermatt will, in the absence of the Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, who left Kranjska Gora, already at the Vitranc Cup, confirm his second big crystal globe in a row for the overall victory in the World Cup.
ALPINE SKIING – WORLD CUP (M)
KRANJSKA GORA, Saturday giant slalom
Start list (9.30/12.30):