Alex Vinatzer takes stock of the season and grades himself

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Vinatzer judges his season

Alex Vinatzer ended his Alpine Skiing World Cup season with a little satisfaction: in the last race, the special slalom in Soldeu on Sunday, the South Tyrolean climber in fact recovered from 19th to 5th place overall, setting the best time in the second run in the race won by Ramon Zenhaeusern ahead of Lucas Braathen, with the latter winning the Specialty Cup.

“I had a good second run,” Vinatzer confirmed on the sidelines of the race to the official Fisi channels, “and I had seven to eight opponents in front, but very close and they went behind me. I am happy with the good final result.”

As usual, then, it’s time to take stock and Vinatzer judges himself positively: “In giant slalom I give myself 8 to 9, because I made a really important step forward. In slalom 6+ because the medal (the bronze medal won at the World Championships in Meribel/Courchevel, ed.) embellished my season, however, I cannot deny that I would have expected something more. It was a very tough start to the season, then we realized where the problem was and from mid-CdM onward I found some consistency of performance. Now we need to carry everything we’ve figured out into next season.”

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