12/23/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/23/2019 05:57
On a shortened giant slalom course in Alta Badia, Filip Zubčić claimed a top 10 result for the sixth time in his career and third time at the Italian venue.
In very difficult conditions, Filip skied the first run with bib 22 and finished in ninth place, only 59 seconds behind the leader.
In the second run, Filip charged his way down the slope, unfortunately as he was about to cross the finish line, a worker walked right in front of him so he had to correct his direction of movement as to avoid collision.
The change must have cost him a few hundredths of a second, but despite the unfortunate event he once again showed that he belongs among the very best giant slalom skiers in the world. He finished his race in 10th place.
With a total time of 1:57.33, Henrik Kristoffersen moved forward from sixth place in the first run to the top of the podium. The Norwegian was 31 hundredths faster than Frenchman Cyprien Sarrazin who, after a 22nd place in first run, with an excellent second run made his way all the way to second place. In third place, with a time 39 hundredths slower than the winner, was Slovenian Jan Kranjec.