skier Stefan Luitz has missed in the giant slalom in Saalbach-Hinterglemm a podium almost, and his ascending Form. Two days after his fifth place in the Parallel giant slalom of Alta Badia, only 0.08 seconds behind the 26-Year-old on Wednesday, the Fourth on the podium.

The victory in Austria won for the first time in his career, Zan Kranjec of Slovenia in front of Loic Meillards from Switzerland. The third Mathieu Faivre from France. Matts Olsson (Sweden) and Manuel Feller (Austria), after the first run to rank one and two in place, eliminated in the second round.

Marcel Hirscher of Austria was the Star of the industry, this time only on rank six and missed after 18 podium finishes in the series in the giant slalom for the first time this Winter on the Podium.

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