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Alpine skiing: Odermatt is facing its toughest week this winter

Five races in five days is a lot even for Peter Muller

“This is completely foolish!”

Even the iron-strong Peter Mueller does not understand the racing program that a multi-level player like Marco Odermatt at Val Gardena and Alta Badia can be expected to possess.


Last winter, Marco Odermatt got one of his rare “rapids” in Gröden – 24th in Super-G.


It’s one of the rare setbacks in Marco Odermatt’s World Cup career. On December 17, 2021, Nidwaldner lost a second and a half to Alexander Aamodt Kilde in the Super-G race at the “Saslong” circuit in Val Gardena. This puts him in 24th place in the final standings. This is yet another reason why the Olympic giant slalom champion returned to Val Gardena after twelve months feeling sick. Immediately after his big victory in Val d’Isère, the 25-year-old began to have doubts about continuing his phenomenal streak of success (eleven podium places): “It would be very difficult for me to be in the top 3 in Val Gardena to drive. I really I don’t like Saslong very much.”

Val Gardena Müller specialist on Odermatts-Saslong opportunities