Marco Odermatt dominates the first heat in Val d’Isère. Two Italians in the top 15

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Marco Odermatt dominates the first heat in Val d'Isère. Two Italians in top 15

The first run of the Giant Slalom in Val d'Isère (France) ended with a clear domination of Marco Odermatt. The Swiss, in fact, finished in 1:10.17, ahead of Norway&#39s Henrik Kristoffersen and Switzerland&#39s Loic Meillard, who were 65 and 75 hundredths apart, respectively. Completing the top 5 were Austria's Marco Scwharz and Andorran Joan Verdu, who finished with a gap of more than a second from the first. 

Completing the top 10 were Slovenian Zan Kranjec (+1.53), Croatian Filip Zubcic (+1.62), Frenchman Alexis Pinturault (+1.76), German Alexander Schmid (+1.95) and American River Radamus (+2.26). Complicated first run, on the other hand, for the Italians, with Luca De Aliprandini and Giovanni Borsotti finishing no higher than 13th and 15th, accumulating a delay of +3.25 and +3.50, respectively. 

Rounding out the blue skiers who will take part in the second run, which will start at 12:30 p.m., are Filippo della Vite and Alex Vinatzer, who did not go beyond 17th and 25th place, with a gap of 3.79 and 4.73.

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