Alpine skiing: Marco Schwarz on the way to the Slalom World Cup

Marco Schwarz started the slalom in Kranjska Gora and is sixth after the first round. Clement Noel leads, Ramon Zenhäusern is third.

12:02 p.m., March 14, 2021

Marco Black © GEPA pictures

It is already flashing towards him, the little crystal ball. Marco Black can already today before the final in Lenzerheide Slalom World Cup secure and the view is excellent despite difficult weather conditions with heavy snowfall and poor visibility. The Carinthian, who was plagued by back problems, felt fit enough after having renounced the giant slalom to take part in the Gate run in Kranjska Gora to go to the start and is in sixth place after the first round (+0.76 seconds). The second round starts at 12.30 p.m.

The one who is 146 points behind Black in the slalom ranking Ramon Zen houses is third behind the Frenchman, 56 hundredths behind Clement Noel and the Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen (+0.49). The Swiss is the only competitor who could theoretically intercept Black. The Norwegian World champion Sebastian Foss-Sollevaag lost more than two seconds. At this stand, Schwarz would be the Slalom World Cup winner.

Michael Matt is the second best Austrian in eighth place, Manuel Feller is eleventh, followed by vice world champion Adrian Pertl, who already found very poor slope conditions with start number 15.

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