ZAGREB, 8 January (Hina) – Croatia’s best skier, Filip Zubčić, took the second place in the World Cup giant slalom race in Adelboden, Switzerland on Friday, lagging 1.04 seconds behind the winner, Alexis Pinturault of France, while Swiss Marc Odermatt finished third, trailing 0.07 behind Zubcic.
Zubčić thus repeated his last year’s placement in Adelboden when he also finished second, behind Slovenian Zan Kranjec.
After coming in third in the first run, 0.97 seconds behind Pinturault and only 0.01 second behind Odermatt, in the excellent second run Zubčić was only 0.07 seconds behind Pinturault and 0.04 seconds behind Austria’s Roland Leitinger, so he managed to clinch the second place in the World Cup giant slalom for the third time in his career. In addition to finishing second twice in Adelboden, he also came in second in Hinterstoder last year.
This is Zubčić’s sixth career podium result. He has two victories, in Yuzawa Naebi last year and in Santa Caterina a month ago, where he also finished third two days later.
In the giant slalom standings, Zubčić remains third with 288 points, Odermatt is first with 350 points and Pinturault second with 340.
In the World Cup overall standings, Zubčić is ranked fourth with 375 points, behind Pinturault with 575, Norwegian Alexander Aamodt Kilde with 515 and Odermatt with 451 points.