Phenomenal Filip Zubčić Wins the World Cup Giant Slalom in Bankso!

Daniela Rogulj

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This is Zubčić’s third World Cup victory in his career after Yuzawa and Santa Caterina. Frenchman Mathieu Faivre came in second place. 

Zubčić was even better in the second run after an excellent first run in which he came second. In the end, the second-placed Faivre had a time of 2:21.02, while in third was Austrian Stefan Brennsteiner with a time of 2:21.55. Frenchman Alexis Pintaurault, who leads in the giant slalom skiers’ standings and was only fourth in the overall standings, was more than a second behind Zubčić.

“It was an amazing race and amazing skiing. I am happy and proud of my team. I am really happy that this happened in Bansko because I love this ski resort and the people “, said Filip after the victory.

Only three more giant slaloms are left, and Zubčić is only 22 points behind the leading Pintaurault. Tomorrow is a new giant slalom in his favorite Bansko.

“I always fight for the best positions. Pinturault may have been slower today in the second run, but there are three more races ahead of us,” said Zubčić.

In the ranking of skiers in the giant slalom, Zubčić jumped to second place with 468 points, and Pintaurault has 22 more. In third is Odermatt who was sixth today with 445 points.

In the overall ranking of skiers, Pintaurault leads with 974, in second is Odermatt, and in third is Austrian Marco Schwartz with 692 points. Zubčić advanced four places and is now sixth with 584 points.

Filip has his next race tomorrow, also in Bansko, where another giant slalom is being run.


1. ZUBČIĆ Filip 2:20.62

2. FAIVRE Mathieu +0.40

3. BRENNSTEINER Stefan +0.93

4. PINTURAULT Alexis +1.06

5. ODERMATT Marco +1.52

6. FELLER Manuel +1.63

7. FAVROT Thibaut  +1.77

8. MEILLARD Loic +1.82

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