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Countdown to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games

U.S. Men Look To Sunday’s Slalom in Flachau

By Courtney Harkins
January, 16 2021
Jett Seymour Flachau
Jett Seymour was the top U.S. man in Flachau, Austria. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom - Alexis Boichard)

No U.S. men qualified for a second run in the first Flachau slalom on Saturday.

On a snowy day in Austria, Austrian Manuel Feller took his first FIS World Cup win on home turf ahead of Frenchman Clement Noel. Marco Schwarz made it an Austrian sandwich in third place.

Jett Seymour led the Land Rover U.S. Alpine Ski Team men, just missing the flip by three-hundredths of a second. Alex Leever—in his first World Cup start—and Ben Ritchie also did not qualify. Luke Winters did not finish first run.

Normally a women’s stop on the tour, this was the first time Flachau had hosted a men’s slalom in nine years. Originally scheduled for Wengen, the Lauberhorn races were canceled after an outbreak of COVID-19 cases. The slalom was then rescheduled for Kitzbuehel, prior to next weekend's Hahnenkamm downhill, super-G and slalom, but the Wengen slalom and Kitzbuehel slalom were moved again to Flachau to allow for more time for testing in Kitzbuehel.

The men race another slalom in Flachau on Sunday with the U.S. men excited for another go on the track.

Men’s slalom