This Sunday morning, the Swiss Ramon Zenhaeusern set the fastest time in the first round of the Soldeu slalom in Andorra. Alexis Pinturault ends far, while Clément Noël has given up.
The suspense remains. Regarding the small slalom globe. This Sunday morning, Ramon Zenhaeursen set the fastest time in the first slalom run of the Alpine Skiing World Cup finals, which are currently taking place near Soldeu in Andorra. The Swiss is ahead of Lucas Braathen, who is 26 hundredths of a second behind.
The Norwegian, at the top of the slalom ranking, is therefore necessarily the one who is best placed to win this famous little globe of the specialty. Which would be a big first for him. For his part, the Austrian Fabio Gstrein is third of the day, with a delay of 55 hundredths of a second on the first place.
Sport Kristoffersen also in the race for the small globe
Also in the running to try to grab the famous little globe of the specialty, another Norwegian, in the person of Henrik Kristoffersen, took fifth place in this same first round. On the French side, the race was much more complicated. The only one to have seen the finish is Alexis Pinturault, who finished, despite everything, very far. And more precisely in 21st place with a delay of more than three seconds on Zenhaeursern.
For his part, Clément Noël, reigning Olympic champion in the specialty, made a mistake before leaving the track. This therefore forced the main interested party to abandon. The second round of this very last race of the men’s season will take place from 1:30 p.m.
WORLD CUP FINALS (M) / SLALOM OF SOLDEU (ANDORRA)
Ranking of the first round – Sunday March 19, 2023
1- Ramon Zenhaeursen (SUI) en 57″89
2- Lucas Braathen (NOR) à 0″26
3- Fabio Gstrein (AUT) at 0″55
4- Timon Haugan (NOR) at 0″67
5- Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) at 0″80
6- Manuel Feller (AUT) at 0″84
7- Loïc Meillard (SUI) at 0″98
8- Alexander Steen Olsen (NOR) à 1″31
9- Albert Popov (BUL) at 1″70
10- Marco Schwarz (AUT) at 1″93
21- Alexis Pinturault (FRA) at 3″02
Abandons : Clement Noel (FRA)Samuel Kolega (CRO).