Storslalomspecialisten Matts Olsson's first and so far only världscupsseger came last season in the parallellstorslalomen in Alta Badia. When on Monday the time had come for the same branch at the same place again for the swede, it was ”only” a fourth place.
the austrian alpinfantomen Marcel Hirscher (who won the whole competition) in the semi-finals so it was a loss in the match on the last and third place on the podium against the French Alexis Pinturault, who dismissed the swede with the 18 hundredths.
Olsson, launched the evening in the Dolomites with to defeat Pavel Trichitjev from Russia over two sextondelsfinalsheat, it may be that it was exciting with a mere seven hundredths of a mm to spare.
The more margin, 64 hundredths, had the swede against Tommy Ford in his åttondelsfinal. In the quarterfinals, it was again the smallest possible margin, eight hundredths, to the Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde.
Then they waited, therefore, Hirscher.
start out of the block so took the Olsson's hopes of a new victory in the Alta Badia-end in the middle of the hill. The swede drove out, and got to see Hirscher drive home being a finalist in solitary majesty.