Marco Odermatt sets Planet Cup points record with GS win
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SOLDEU, Andorra — Swiss skier Marco Odermatt broke the 23-year-old men’s record for most Planet Cup points in a single season Saturday soon after dominating the giant slalom at the Planet Cup Finals.
Odermatt won the race by a huge two.11 seconds more than second-spot Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway.
The victory lifted Odermatt’s tally to two,042 points and previous the earlier mark of two,000 set by Austrian fantastic Hermann Maier in the 1999-2000 season.
The all round record, among guys and ladies, is held by Slovenian standout Tina Maze, who accrued two,414 points when she won the women’s all round title in 2013.
“These days it wasn’t simple. I was nervous once again simply because of these damn two,000 points,” Odermatt mentioned. “Now with a different victory, additional than two seconds ahead, I do not know what to say.”
Odermatt, who is the Olympic champion, matched a different greatest mark with his 13th win of the season. No male skier has ever won additional races in 1 campaign, and only Maier, Ingemar Stenmark and Marcel Hirscher accomplished the feat in the previous.
The all round record for wins in a season is held by Mikaela Shiffrin, who won 17 occasions on her way to the 2018-19 women’s all round title.
Odermatt had currently effectively defended his all round title and secured the super-G and giant slalom discipline globes.
On Saturday, the Swiss standout posted the second-quickest time in his final run as he constructed on his clear lead from the initial run, when he was 1.09 seconds more quickly than Alexis Pinturault. The French skier dropped to eighth.
Kristoffersen ranked only eighth soon after the opening leg ahead of climbing to second position. Marco Schwarz of Austria completed two.29 behind in third.