Henrik Kristoffersen is in the lead after the first run in the night slalom in Schladming. On Tuesday evening, the Norwegian set a best time of 54.19 seconds on the icy Planai slope with start number one. Close behind is ÖSV ace Manuel Feller (+0.21) in second place. Third after the first run is the Swiss Loic Meillard (+0.30).
Two-time winner of the season Lucas Braathen, who is fourth, 57/100 seconds behind, would also like to have a say about first place. The second best Austrian is Olympic champion Johannes Strolz in ninth (+1.31), the Vorarlberger has only seen the finish once this season. Marco Schwarz initially took twelfth place (+1.50) on a declining track and after a faulty drive. Fabio Gstrein (+2.24/16th place after 45 runners) and Adrian Pertl (+2.32/18th) also made the jump in round two. Dominik Raschner dropped out.
If Kristoffersen should actually win, he would be the sole record winner in Schladming. The Norwegian (28) is currently tied with Benjamin Raich with four successes. But Feller wants to put a stop to that. The Tyrolean announced “full attack” for the final run on the Planai. Feller finished third last year. In Kitzbühel, the ÖSV runner had to accept the loss after the half-time lead in the second round. For the German winner of the previous year, Linus Strasser, the race ended at the second gate, where he merged.