It’s two in a row for Henrik Kristoffersen
Madonna di Campiglio is the oldest Italian World Cup venue, as they hold a Slalom in 1966/67, the year of the foundation of the World Cup. 50 years later, the event is still running and attracting thousands of people for the traditional night race on 22nd of December.
On this occasion, the Norwegian slalom prince won his second slalom in a row, both this season with a first win two weeks ago in Val d’Isère and in Madonna di Campiglio, where he already triumphed last year. Kristoffersen was the fastest on both runs and charged the finish pitch to bring home his 11th slalom win.
Marcel Hirscher is keeping up with Kristoffersen, finishing +0.33 off the pace. The two are playing in their own league in slalom, and with his constant and very solid performances, Hirscher was able to defend his red leader bib in the discipline and goes into the Christmas break with the pole position in the Overall, the GS and the SL standings.
In third place, Italian Stefano Gross grabbed his 10th World Cup podium. To realise this performance in front of his home crowd meant a lot to him, especially as he wasn’t in his best shape coming into the race.
The World Cup Tour will now enjoy a short Christmas break, before heading to Santa Caterina (ITA) where a super-g, a downhill and an alpine combined are scheduled on 27th, 28th and 29th of December.