Alpine skiing – Slalom Val d’Isère: Armand Marchant had the second best performance of his career with seventh place

Armand Marchant The second best performance of his career occurred at the World Cup finals as he finished seventh in the Val d’Isère slalom, in anticipation of the Alpine Ski World Cup, Sunday in France.

The 18th fastest time in the first round after disqualifying France’s Victor Moffat-Gendy at 46.11, Marchant achieved the excellent second round with the third fastest time at 46.43.

This performance allows the Thimister skater to finish in seventh place with a time of 1:32.54, the second best performance of his career after finishing fifth in Zagreb on January 5, 2020. Last season, he finished 16th in Schlamding on January 26.2021.

I felt good from the start, but had a hard time rocking it, as I often do in Val d’Isere. It shows me that I still have work to do and I’m very happy about it‘,” Marchant stated in front of the Eurosport microphone.

The victory went to Frenchman Clement Noel, who scored the fastest time in both races. With a time of 1: 30.52, he won by 1.40 over Swede Christopher Jacobsen and 1.85 over Croatian Filip Zubic.

Alexis Pinturault is eliminated in the first round, holding the large crystal ball.

In the World Cup standings, Swiss Marco Odermatt, winner of the giant slalom race on Saturday in Val d’Isere, remained in the lead with 446 points, ahead of Austrian Matthias Maier (310) and Norway’s Alexander Kielde (229).

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