Victory x 2. After succeeding in the giant slalom, ATOMIC-Star Marcel Hirscher also wins the slalom in Bansko. This marks his eight victory of the season, the fourth slalom victory on the ATOMIC RACE 165 SL. Hirscher takes the maximum of 200 World Cup points from Bulgaria, leading the Giant Slalom World Cup and ranking second in the Slalom- and overall World Cup. The race for points once again will be on at Tuesday’s parallel-event in Moscow.
„I love my job“, Marcel Hirscher cheers in the sunny finish-area of Bansko, „skiing in such weather is great fun. It was an extremely cool race, I am delighted, I am enjoying each turn“. On his ATOMIC RACE 165 SL, prepared by ski tech luminary Edi Unterberger, Marcel Hirscher carved the top time in the first heat and the third best in the second heat - his fourth victory in the ninth slalom of the season. The 22 years old star from Salzburg is currently missing 35 points for the first place in the discipline ranking.
200 points for the race to catch up in the Overall World Cup
In the overall World Cup ranking the ATOMIC racer advances from place 3 to 2 – only missing 18 points for place 1. „It is beautiful that the chance for the overall World Cup is alive. Now more than ever. But I don’t have great expectations. The biggest challenge for me will be to ski a fast turn“, Marcel Hirscher replies. He leaves it open if he will compete in the Super-G in Crans Montana. „Presently I am feeling every single bone, the exertions are heavy. Moscow is coming up right now. I will decide at short notice.“