Zagreb, February 27, 2021 – The best Croatian skier Filip Zubčić is the winner of the first of two World Cup Giant Slalom races, which are being run in Bulgaria's Bansko this weekend. He entered the finish line with a time of 2:20.62, the second-placed was France's Mathieu Faivre, while third place went to Austria's Stefan Brennsteiner for the first winning pedestal in his career.

After the second place in the first run, Zubčić did a great job driving the second “lauf” (run), gaining thus advantage over the runner-up Faivre with 40-hundredths of a second. France's Alexis Pinturault, leading in the overall World Cup and Giant Slalom rankings, finished the race in the fourth place (without one stick), with more than a second behind the winner.

Ahead of Sunday's second giant race in Bansko, in the skiers’ ranking for the small giant slalom globe Zubčić is in the second place with 468, while leading Pinturault has 490 points. In the overall World Cup rankings, our skier has also made a breakthrough, currently he is the sixth. 

The Croatian Olympic Committee (HOO) congratulates Filip Zubčić on his Giant Slalom victory in Bansko, as well as his fifth climb to the winning pedestal in the current World Cup season. (NOC of Croatia/VK)