Three of the current world champions from Cortina d’Ampezzo will take part in the GS starts for the World Cup in Bansko this week. Among the 61 confirmed skiers ( from 19 countries) are Mathieu Faivre (world champion in parallel GS and GS), Marco Schwarz (world champion in combined and bronze GS) and Fabian Wilkens Solheim (world champion in the team competition). Among the alpine winners who won medals in Cortina, Bansko will welcome Alexis Pinturault (bronze Super-G, silver Alpine combination), Loic Mejar, (bronze Parallel giant slalom and Alpine combination), Luca De Aliprandini (silver Giant slalom), Filip Zubčić (silver Parallel Giant Slalom) and Henrik Kristoffersen (bronze Slalom). Two years ago, Kristoffersen won the world title in Ore in the giant slalom and right after that won the first place in the same discipline in Bansko. Pinturault is currently the leader in the standings for the World Cup with 924 points.
In Bansko, Bulgaria will be represented by the leading alpine skier Popov Albert, who took 24th place in the giant slalom at the World Championships in Cortina.
Both days the starts are from 11 am and 2 pm. EET (local time)