Slalom in Flachau - First World Cup win for Sebastian Foss-Solevåg
Last weekend was a successful race weekend for the MDV athletes, especially for Sebastian Foss-Solevåg.
On Saturday the Norwegian just missed the podium placing 4th, but on Sunday it was finally his day: After 86 World Cup starts Sebastian Foss-Solevåg took his first career victory at the FIS World Cup Slalom in Flachau (AUT) on January 17th.
After two very good runs and with the fastest time in both runs, he was able to leave all competitors behind and won with -0.76 advantage.
On his Instagram he wrote: "Wow!! A childhood dream came true today! Winning a World cup race! I’m speechless right now. But I want to thank the whole Attacking Viking team! Without you guys I would not be where I’m today. You guys are pushing me every single day. So today was a team victory! Also a huge thanks to my technician @hofer_rainer who is helping me every day to have the best material with @voelklskis! Thank you everyone for your kind words and congratulations! It means a lot to me!”
The other MDV athletes also had a good weekend. Stefano Gross finished 19th and 16th, Adrian Pertl achieved a 15th and 25th place.
In the meantime the MDV female athletes were hitting the GS gates in Kranjska Gora (SLO).
Andrea Filser managed to qualify for the second run on both days with bib numbers 44 and 43. Both times she finished in a good 22nd place and earned her first GS World Cup points for this season. Good job!
Alice Robinson improved on her 14th place from Saturday and finished 9th on Sunday, despite getting caught in the last gate and crashing into the finish area. We are glad she is doing well.
Mina Fürst Holtmann finished 12th and 18th in the GS races.