The final action of the 2022/23 Alpine Skiing World Cup season is the men’s slalom in Soldeu. The small globe has not yet been cast, which gives the match an extra charm. Ramon Zenhäusern is in the best position to win the match and Lucas Braathen is in the best position to win the small globe.
The final started at 1:30 p.m., broadcast on TV SLO 2.
The Swiss Zenhäusern, for whom the salted tracks suit him, is 26 hundredths ahead of the second-placed Lucas Brathen. Third Fabio Gstrein is just over half a second behind. Fourth is Timon Haugan and fifth is Henrik Kristoffersen.
After nine slaloms, Braathen is in the best position for the small globe, and Kristoffersen, who is 32 points behind, is also flirting with the laurels. Kristoffersen already lifted the slalom globe in 2016, 2020 and 2022. On the first track, Braathen was 54 percent faster than Kristoffersen.
Switzerland’s Daniel Yule could join the battle for the globe with some luck (he is 65 points behind Braathen), but he was more than two seconds behind on the first track.
In theory, Zenhäusern also has a chance, trailing Braathen by 99 points.