Slovenians with High Expectations
Three Slovenians at today's giant slalom.
At the press conference, the Slovenian alpine skiers announced that they have high expectations for both races for the 58th Vitranc Cup. Of course, the loud cheering of supporters on the stands will also help them.
Žan Kranjec says that the final slope will be crucial since the skiers will be tired by then and will have to endure up to the end. He says that he is fed up of the fifth places this year and that it is necessary to take a step forward. He believes in himself and in the fact that he can also ski all the way to the podium, which the Slovenian fans can’t wait to see under Vitranc again.
Štefan Hadalin mainly bets on his slalom performance, which, he says, will be made even more difficult by high temperatures, as well as the pressure in front of the home crowd. Moreover, the season is coming to an end and the competitors are already tired.
Head of the Alpine Skiing at the Ski Association of Slovenia, Miha Verdnik, said at the press conference that the advantage of Slovenian skiers was certainly that they had been training a lot in Kranjska Gora this year, and thus gained an insight into the terrain. He stressed the efforts of the Alpine Ski Club Kranjska Gora and RTC Žičnice Kranjska Gora, which enabled them to train on the home slope.