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Pitztal – Monday, September 13th, 2021, 3:57 p.m.

Although Adrian Pertl crowned the past ski season with the slalom runner-up world title, the Carinthian sees further potential for improvement in the coming season. The 25-year-old wants to attack not only in slalom, but also in giant slalom.

“The season wasn’t quite perfect either. I’ve made a few mistakes in the slalom over and over again, so I have to avoid it next year,” said the silver winner from Cortina d’Ampezzo on Monday during a media talk on the Pitztal Glacier. The goal of Pertl, who has been third in the World Cup once (Chamonix 2020), is “to keep up front” in the gate run.

“Last year I didn’t manage to get onto the podium in a World Cup race,” said Pertl, who surprised many on the final day of the World Ski Championships in Italy in February. In the giant slalom he wanted to “find the connection, bring in stability”.

The first slalom of the new Alpine World Cup season will not take place until December 12th in Val d’Isere. “I’ll try to start in Sölden,” said Pertl, however, looking at the season opener on October 24th in the Ötztal, which traditionally takes place as a giant slalom.

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