This race in the heart of the peaceful Austrian valley of the Enns is decidedly completely crazy! Schladming has kept its promises. At the end of a slalom won by the Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen, the tens of thousands of spectators will still have the feeling of having lived a unique moment in what must be called a cauldron which has absolutely nothing to envy to some football stadiums.
Ask the Italian Vinatzer, convinced that he had the best time in the second heat and temporarily take the lead. It was counting without the presence of a spectator in small clothes, a “stricheuse of the Alps” a sign in tribute to the basketball star Kobe Bryant at arm’s length and who started the timing cell a few hundredths before the Transalpine. The latter exults before a representative of the French clan comes to temper his ardor. The Transalpine will finally finish 6th but believed that its time had arrived.
Clément Noël’s fantastic ski lift
A little behind Clément Noël shrugs his shoulders, completely taken aback by the spectacle of this unprecedented intrusion on the finish area. The tricolor slalomer who started at fault from the 3rd gate in the first heat points to the last place. He therefore starts first during the second run and hits a great time. He resisted the passage of 25 skiers from his leader’s seat, only to fail at the foot of the podium (4th to 99 hundredths).
Behind Kristoffersen, the Frenchman Alexis Pinturault, takes 2nd place ahead of the Swiss Daniel Yule.