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Slalom at Soldeu: Ramon Zane Heiser in front, Fabio Gestrin in third

Four becomes one: Two Norwegians and two Swiss together won the Slalom World Cup on Sunday. Lukas Brathen (466 points), Henrik Kristoffersen (434), Daniel Jol (401) and Ramon Zennhausen (367) still had chances for the small crystal ball in the last competition in Andorra Soldeu, and while Kristoffersen was fighting for fourth place, they led. The other three to the first. In the case of the Swiss, even a very special case: apart from Domingo Giovannoli (1967/68), no Swiss has yet been able to guarantee a slalom World Cup.

The Austrian quadruple Manuel Feller led, twice in the season (Val d’Isère, Garmisch-Partenkirchen), and the Tyrolean, who had back problems, also started the competition with the starting number 1. After his attempt on the very narrow track: although the year-old The 28-year-old was four hundredths of a second ahead of Feller, the following runners showed what could have been possible.

Lucas Brathen was 1.21 seconds (!) ahead of Kristoffersen in the final split, then made a huge mistake and saved 54 hundredths to the finish. Ramon Zenhausen slalomed to 2.02 meters again, 0.26 seconds faster. Vale compatriot Daniel Jule, on the other hand, lost 2.30 seconds and retired from the Crystal race early.

Fabio Göchterin, on the other hand, was very awake and, in spring-like conditions, raced with the starting number 12 to third place behind Zenhäusler and Braathen (+0.55), so the 25-year-old Tyrolean is well on his way to his first podium finish. “It’s easier for me in such circumstances,” said the mercenary. He is 29 percent ahead of Manuel Feller, who is sixth (right behind Kristofferson) still hoping for a podium spot. “On the last slope I loaded the skis too much and let them lag too late, but apart from that it was fine,” said the guy from Fieberbrunn.

On the other hand, Marco Schwartz could not cope, as he was still 1.93 seconds behind, meaning tenth place. The Carinthian compatriot rowed strongly and finished the race in 16th place, 2.35 seconds behind.

The second run begins at 1.30pm (Live ORF1).