Switzerland’s Daniel Yule won his second consecutive slalom victory in the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Skiing World Cup as he headed Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen on the home snows of Adelboden today.
But the Norwegian, who finished 0.23 seconds adrift of Yule’s combined time of 1min 48.73sec, retains his lead in the overall FIS Alpine Ski World Cup standings, where he has 611 points.
Last Wednesday (January 8),Yule repeated his triumph from last season to win the men's slalom event at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Italian resort Madonna di Campiglio.
Today’s was the third World Cup win of his career for this Swiss-born son of Scottish parentage.
France’s Alexis Pinturault, who finished eighth today, 0.59 seconds off the lead, is second in the overall World Cup rankings on 533 with Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde third on 519 after 18 of this season’s 44 scheduled races.
#DanielYule again!! He is the first Swiss skier ever to win three World Cup slalom races! @H_Kristoffersen in close second and @Blacky_1995 back on the podium in third! Another incredible race in #Adelboden! #fisalpine pic.twitter.com/dJID2Ox1hw— FIS Alpine (@fisalpine) January 12, 2020
Kristoffersen, the giant slalom world champion, had finished fourth in that discipline on the previous day in the Swiss village resort.
Pinturault had been struggling with a stomach bug in the run-up to the event, and finished 10th yesterday.
Kristoffersen also heads the World Cup slalom rankings on 322 points, with Yule second on 290 and France’s Clement Noel third on 240.
The men’s World Cup is due to move on to another Swiss venue next weekend, with Wengen staging Alpine combined, downhill and slalom events.