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All you need to know about the men’s ski World Cup night slalom in Flachau.

On Wednesday, the Alpine men begin the Ski World Cup in Flachau. In Austria, there is a slalom on the program as an alternative to the race that was canceled in Zagreb. The first round will take place at 5.45 pm, and the final round will be held at 8.45 pm.

Henrik Kristofferson: The Norwegian won both slalom events held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen at the end of February. He is the seventh winner of the Men’s World Cup this season and the first to achieve multiple victories.

With two slalom races to start this season, Christopher (356) is leading the race on the Crystal Globe. Having won this classification in 2015/2016 and 2019/20, Kristofferson could become the seventh man to win the slalom ball more than twice.

Kristofferson could become the first man to win three consecutive World Cup slalom wins since Marcel Hirscher, who won four in a row in 2018. The Norwegian himself has done this before, when he won four consecutive World Cup races in January 2016.

Only Engimar Stenmark (9) and Alberto Tomba (8) have won more men’s World Cup events in Austria than Kristofferson (6).

Clement Noel: The Frenchman won the men’s slalom at the Beijing Winter Olympics on February 16, 2022. He is the third Frenchman to win the Olympic title in the field, after Jean-Claude Kelly (1968) and Jean-Pierre Vidal (2002).

At the World Cup that season, Noel won the inaugural slalom at Val d’Isere on December 12, but failed to climb to the podium in the other seven World Cup races. The Frenchman remained unsuccessful in four slalom races: one elimination (a missed goal) and three missed finishes.

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Along with Jean-Noel Augert (13) and Patrick Russell (9), Noel (9) is one of three Frenchmen to have won at least nine World Cup races.

Manuel Feller: Manuel Villier has two World Cup wins, the first of which was in Flachau on January 16, 2021. The Austrian also won in Linzerheide on March 21, 2021.

After Ivica Kostelic (2), Feller could be the only man who can claim multiple World Cup victories in the Flachau slalom.

Wieler had already podiumed three World Cups this season: the second in Adelboden (January 9), the third in Schladming (January 25) and the third in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (February 26). Along with Henrik Kristoffersen (3) and Linus Strasser (3), he is one of three men to have more than two hits on the podium at the Slalom World Cup this season.

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This season, seven different skaters have won the eight men’s World Cup slalom races (two wins for Henrik Kristofferson). Only in 1985/86 (9) and 1999/2000 (9) were there more different World Cup slalom winners.

In the men’s category, 15 different skaters were on the podium this World Cup season, losing the record in the 1985/86 season (16).

Lucas Brathen (307) is second in the slalom World Cup rankings this season. He could join Kjetil André Aamodt (1999/2000) and Henrik Kristoffersen (2015/16, 2019/20) as the Norwegian winners of the slalom crystal ball.

Braathen (21 years 335 days on 20 March 2022) could become the third youngest Norwegian winner in a crystal ball, after Aamodt (21y-207d) – Giant Slalom and Super G Globe in 1993 – and Kristoffersen (21y-262d) – Slalom Globe 2016.

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This season, Brathen took his first World Cup slalom podium: he won in Wengen on January 16 and finished second in Kitzbühel on January 22.

Linus Strasser He currently sits third in the race for the Slalom Crystal Globe this season. The only German men to have won the World Cup classification are Markus and Smyer (Super G 1986) and Armin Bettner (Sellalum 1989 and 1990), both representing the Federal Republic of Germany.

Straßer won the last World Cup slalom race on Austrian ice, which was held in Schladming on January 25, 2022. It was Germany’s second World Cup win, having finished first in Zagreb on January 6, 2021.

Johannes Strolls She won three record medals in alpine skiing at the Beijing Winter Olympics. He won the gold in the combined alpine and in the team competition and won the silver in the slalom.

At the start of the season, Stoltz won the World Cup in slalom in Adelboden on 9 January. This is the first and so far only World Cup podium.

Sebastian Voss Solivage He won two World Cup races, on January 17, 2021 in Flachau and on December 22, 2021 in Madonna di Campiglio. The Norwegian also won the 2021 slalom world title and took Olympic bronze in Beijing.

Besides Ivica Kostelic (2), Solevåg could be the only man to have multiple World Cup wins in slalom in Flachau.

Dave RidingFourth in the slalom rankings, he could become the first British alpine skier to finish in the top three in the World Cup rankings. His victory in the slalom in Kitzbuehel earlier this season was the first World Cup victory for a British alpine skier.

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Men’s Ski World Cup Calendar 2021/22

Women’s Ski World Cup calendar 2021/22

Source: www.FIS-Ski.com
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