Kilde ski pass in Kranjska Gora, Odermatt close to the globe
The Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde has decided to skip the World Cup stage in Kransjka Gora (Slovenia) this weekend, which almost offers the Swiss Marco Odermatt a second consecutive victory in the general classification of the World Cup.
Kilde “skips (on Kransjka Gora). He wants to focus on Soldeu” in Andorra, which hosts the last stage of the season, the Norwegian Ski Federation told AFP. The Norwegian is the only skier who can prevent Odermatt from lifting the crystal globe of world No.1, but he is 386 points behind the Swiss going into his last four potential races.
The Swiss, provided he finishes in the top 16 of the Kransjka Gora giant slalom on Saturday, can therefore put an end to the suspense in the race for the crystal globe this weekend. On the other hand, if Odermatt continues the poor performance until the end of the season, Kilde mathematically retains a minimal chance of getting ahead of him. To do this, he will have to win the four events of the Soldeu finals from March 15 to 19. “Odi”, crowned downhill and giant slalom world champion last month in Courchevel (France), showed remarkable and relentless consistency throughout the winter with no less than 18 podiums, including nine victories, in 22 starts.