Adelboden slalom: Strolz’s surprise victory, Vinatzer seventh

Johannes Strolz

Adelboden, January 9, 2022 – Austria commands in Switzerland in the temple of Adelboden. Double with Johannes Strolz Emanuel Feller in the special slalom at the end of the weekend, third was the German Linus Strasser at the end of a hard-fought race with small gaps. First career victory for Strolz, moved at the end of the race by the company, while for Itala there is a discreet seventh place in comeback by Alex Vinatzer.

Strolz first victory, Vinatzer comeback

Very small gaps in the first heat, just think that Vinatzer he risked exclusion from the second with the 28th time at 1 “28. The South Tyrolean attempted a crazy comeback in the second but succeeded up to a certain point, paying for a slower and less perfect last part of the race. he lost the podium finishing seventh at 66 cents. Who completed the comeback was the bib number 38 Johannes Strolz, seventh in the first but winning at the end in 1’50 “05. First career victory for him. It is an Austrian double with the second place of Manuel Feller at 17 cents, third was the German Linus Strasser at 29. The big names disappoint, Kristoffersen it’s only twelfth, Pinturault instead he went out in the second heat and is already in danger of saying goodbye to the general cup. Disappointed the Swiss, remained off the podium with Zenhaeusern bedroom, Aerni fifth and Meillard sixth. Seventh, as mentioned, was Alex Vinatzer, who threw the podium to the winds in the last 15 seconds of the race. At home Italy good ninth Giuliano Razzoli, in the rear Gross twentieth and Room twenty-second. The slalom has no masters this year, in fact the specialty leader Noel he came out in the first heat and remained at 140 points with Jakobsen, behind Strolz with 100 together with Noel, then there is Razzoli with 94 .. Everything is wide open not only for the specialty cup but also in terms of Olympic slalom.

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