Austrian Manuel Feller achieved the best time in the first round of the Gurgl slalom in Austria on Saturday, just ahead of Frenchman Clément Noël.
World slalom champion in 2017, Manuel Feller concluded his first round in 53 seconds and 22 hundredths, well ahead of the French Olympic champion Clément Noël (2nd at 94 hundredths) and the Austrian Fabio Gstrein (at 99 hundredths).
The slalom in Gurgl, a small resort in the Austrian Tyrol which is hosting the World Cup for the first time, marks the start of the season for the men, whose first races scheduled in Sölden and Zermatt all had to be canceled due to bad weather. weather conditions.
The other French entrants failed to qualify for the second round. Steven Amiez finished in 36th place and Victor Muffat Jeandet in 43rd, while Paco Rassat and Hugo Desgrippes did not finish at the bottom.
The second round is scheduled to start at 1:45 p.m.