Marco Odermatt wins the giant slalom in Sölden – Gino Caviezel an ungrateful fourth

Marco Odermatt is happy about the victory in Sölden.


Perfect start to the season by Marco Odermatt: The Nidwalden wins his fifth World Cup victory. Gino Caviezel also shines with fourth place at the World Cup prologue in Sölden.

Marco Odermatt won the first giant slalom of the 2021/22 alpine season. The 24-year-old, who was still third after the first run, two tenths behind, prevailed with seven hundredths ahead of the Austrian half-time leader Roland Leitinger.

The Slovenian Zan Kranjec completed the podium in third place. Only 0.39 seconds behind his team-mate and good friend Odermatt, Gino Caviezel, who was fourth from the Grisons, also shone at the start of the season.

Of the eight Swiss who started, five qualified for the finals on the Rettenbach Glacier. In addition to the Swiss top duo Odermatt and Caviezel, there were also World Cup points for Justin Murisier (12th place), Loïc Meillard (16th) and Daniele Sette (21st). It was a disappointing result, especially for Meillard, who had finished 5th in Sölden last year.

Daniel Yule (50th), Tanguy Nef (52nd) and Cédric Noger (55th) clearly missed the top 30 final in the morning with a gap of more than 3.3 seconds.

The next races in the Alpine World Cup will also take place in Austria in three weeks. In Lech / Zürs there will be on 13./14. November a parallel race for women and men on the program.

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