Mastnak qualified to the finals after winning a convincing victory over Darren Gardner from America, Aaron March from Italy and Sebastian Kislinger from Austria. In the finals, he won against Benjamin Karl and beat him for 0.73 seconds.
"A perfect start of the season. It couldn't have been better," is how he described his second World Cup victory after the race in Scuol in March this year.
Žan Košir made it to the quarterfinals, where he made a mistake and was eliminated in a duel with Andreas Prommegger. Rok Marguč was eliminated in the eight finals. Gloria Kotnik did not qualified to the finals. On Saturday there will be another race in Cortina d'Ampezzo. After that, there will be a three week break until the next parallel slalom in Bad Gastein. The second stop in 2019 will be Rogla and the parallel giant slalom which will start on January 19.