The best Bulgarian alpine skier Albert Popov opened the new season in the World Cup with 10th place in the slalom in the Austrian winter center Gurgel.
Popov was moving 12th after the first downhills, and in the second race he again made a strong ride, stopping the timers at 1:48.83 minutes.
With his 10th position in the final ranking, the Bulgarian recorded his most successful performance in the opening race of a given campaign.
For Albert Popov, it was also his seventh top-10 finish in his World Cup career.
In the final, our 26-year-old skier finished 1.60 seconds behind the winner Manuel Feller from Austria, and to make the home triumph complete, his compatriots Marco Schwartz and Michael Matt completed the ladder of honor.
Thus, for the first time in history, a World Cup start in the slalom discipline ended with three Austrians in the top three positions.
The next slalom on the calendar is scheduled for December 10, when Albert Popov and his colleagues will compete in Val d’Isere, France.
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