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The first Swiss Slalom victory after eleven years

Incredible played out in Madonna di Campiglio. Daniel Yule won the first Swiss since 11 years a world Cup victory in the Slalom, because the two favorites took

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The first Swiss Slalom victory after eleven years

Incredible played out in Madonna di Campiglio. Daniel Yule won the first Swiss since 11 years a world Cup victory in the Slalom, because the two favorites took both out of the race.

This Christmas gift came for Yule unexpectedly. The Valais showed in the second run, especially on a steep slope, a splendid performance, but much more important was what the messengers after him the Stars of the hour. Both the overall world Cup leader Marcel Hirscher as well as the Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen, who had located after the first run on the places, and 1 and 2, were eliminated in the second round with a threader. Hirscher failed on the fourth goal, Kristoffersen even on the second. So won Yule finally, 0.34 seconds ahead of Austrian Marco Schwarz. The third was with Michael, Matt, another guy from Team Austria.

Last winner was Marc Gini 2007

Yule was after the first round, the Fourth, 66 hundredths of a second behind half-Leader Hirscher, who led, in turn, only 14 hundredths ahead of Kristoffersen the field. In order for a place on the Podium seemed to be within reach, but the victory could not even believe Yule yourself. "I have a good run", was the words ring in the end of Yule, came to the Swiss coach Matteo Joris set the second run quickly into the rhythm. "But that I would win, I would have never thought of that." The last Swiss winner in the Slalom, Marc Gini, who had triumphed in November 2007, on the Reiteralm – at the time, also a complete surprise.

last Winter, it had managed to Yule for the first time on the Podium, as third in Kitzbühel as well as in Schladming. Three times, he was already Fourth. At this season the 25-Year-old with the 6. Place in Levi started, rank 5, this resulted in two days in Saalbach. The big blow he was the most consistent of the backswing the upswing in Swiss find, but never. Because of a high Flyer Marcel Hirscher or the eternal Second, Henrik Kristoffersen is only the past hard.

Hirscher and Kristoffersen, such as at the Olympic games

"Incredible," commented Yule the loss of the two Cracks, "the two are usually so sure of the thread. And now both of them have it done – that's kind of unrealistic." Hirscher is the last eliminated in February 2016, in a world Cup Slalom, Kristoffersen in January 2017. But you remembered the last Winter, when there was the Moment before. Hirscher and Kristoffersen failed both, the Swede Andre Myhrer won the victory – in front of Ramon Zenhäusern. As is unusual, the success of Yule, alone the fact that it is in the entire world Cup in the history of the 14. Victory of the Swiss in the Slalom. Yule has set the next goal: "I would now like to Marcel and Henrik, too, once regular."

world Cup points it was Madonna for Swiss Sandro Simonet, the as 14. his second best world Cup result is realized. The 23-Year-old was left with the number 42 into the race. His best brand is 8th place he achieved last March in Kranjska Gora.

Loïc Meillards, however, the Fifth at half, fell behind this time after a serious slip-up to Position 19. He went the opposite route as two days earlier in Saalbach, where he advanced from 12. on the 2. Course pre-encounter.

Aerni and Zenhäusern far back

Usually need to appreciate the driver with high numbers happy, if you create the push in the second run. Not as in Madonna: The track held long exposure, with the unusual result that finally, half of the 30 finalists was wearing a number over 30. The Italians Giuliano Razzoli, Olympic champion in 2010, wants to come as a 34-Year-old for serious injuries, once again, to the front, ultimately with the number 69 Fifth, the Croatian Istok Rodes with the 66 Seventh.

Many of the Established fell, however, far to the rear. Among them two Swiss were unfortunately. Luca Aerni and more with a Splint for the injured Hand-propelled Ramon Zenhäusern lost more than two seconds the best time and missed surprisingly qualifying for the second run. Aerni had moved out a year ago in Madonna as a Second behind Hirscher in his so far only podium finish in the world Cup.

in addition to the two Swiss and also other celebrities, did not survive the Cut. For Olympic medalist Myhrer conclusion as for the Norwegian Sebastian Foss-Solevaag, another player from the Top 7 of the division was at half-time, as well. (SDA)

Created: 22.12.2018, 15:26 PM

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