Sovereign victories in the fog of Levi, redster red jersey for the overall World Cup lead. The top stars if the Atomic team have entered the slalom season in their own performance.
The middle ear inflammation even required a check in the hospital. But then on the race day Marcel Hirscher could once again not be defeated. For the 40th time in his career, he stood at the top of the victory podium. 1’30” lead: And this on a slope like the one in Levi - where you can hardly make time anywhere, but can lose time with tiny mistakes – truly makes an enormous difference. Already the first slalom of the season shows how the five-time overall world champion is a remarkable exception: "He is on point when it comes to it. In the race, he fades out all the disturbances. He has a unique instinct for the balance between risk and safety in all relationships, "says Christian Höflehner, Atomic Racing Manager, who has known Marcel quite well for a very long time.