How an Austrian Marko helps Odermatt win

Even a flawed Marco Odermatt who doesn't really go is unbeatable for the tournament right now.

From third at half-time, the Swiss also won his ninth giant slalom of the season on Saturday, finishing 0.34 seconds ahead of Aspen compatriot Loic Maillard and 0.58 ahead of Norwegian Timon Haugen. Race Report >>>

Alexander Steen Olsen (NOR), who led at half time, dropped back to 17th. Stefan Brensteiner was the best Austrian in eleventh place (+1.91).

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Odermatt already ranks 7th on the all-time greatest list

For Odermat, it was their 13th win of the season, equaling the previous season's feats of Swede Ingemar Stenmark (1978/79) and Salzburg's Hermann Meyer (2000/01) and Marcel Hirscher (2017/18). It was Odermatt's twelfth victory in the giant slalom N series all season.

He now has a career total of 37 top spots, placing him seventh in the rankings. Leaderboard >>>

“I started not knowing what to say”

Odermatt responded almost in disbelief when asked about his winning streak now: “I don't know what to say anymore.” In today's match, he came close to losing at the top.

As a hunter, he had to put everything on the same card: “After the first run I knew I had to attack. The others were good. I just went in and threw everything.”

He also owes it to his Austrian fitness coach that he can still improve on the last few goals. “It keeps me fit in the summer, so even with tired legs and a tired head, it's somehow possible. You always have a minute of strength, even when it's really hard.”

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Brensteiner: “I'm back in the race”

Brensteiner moved up from 17th to 11th, salve for wounds after losing the first race. “I feel good again so I can take the last run with me. It had something to do with racing again. I want to forget everything as much as possible.”

Dominik Raschner moved from 24th to 14th, the next best result for a true slalom specialist after 20th on Friday. “I was a little surprised myself that it worked as well as it did here.”

Lucas Fuerstein was 21st and cousin Patrick Fuerstein was 23rd. “It's very difficult at the moment, a medium disaster at the moment, I'm at a bit of a loss,” said the latter.

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