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  • Writer's pictureRaúl Revuelta

Daniel Yule Shines in Chamonix Slalom

Updated: Feb 6

Daniel Yule makes history with a staggering 29 positions jump to claim victory in Chamonix's Slalom. His second run was 0.64 seconds faster than anyone else. Yule broke the previous Slalom record set by Lucas Braathen when he came from 29th to win in Wengen two years ago. Teammate Loic Meillard finished in second place 0.16 seconds behind Yule.

It's his second season podium and the first win in the discipline for the Swiss Team. Daniel Yule and Loïc Meillard claim the first Swiss 1-2 podium in the Slalom since 1978 with Martial Donnet and Peter Lüscher in Madonna di Campiglio (ITA). Yule is also the first Slalom skier in the history of the World Cup to move from 30th to 1st place. For Yule it's his 7th World Cup victory.

Clement Noël rounded up the podium 0.18 seconds off the pace.

"Absolutely incredible. I've got to say I got really lucky staying 30th after the first run, but then I managed to ski an amazing second run. It was a long wait down here, but a nice one", Yule said.

"I'd already packed my bags and I was ready to go back to the hotel but then I got a second chance, so I have to use it. I thought, 'OK, it's warm, you have a perfect track,' so we can maybe go and fight for a top 10 or something, but I never dreamt about the win", he added.

Thanks to to a good second run Loic Meillard move up three places to finished in second place and reach his first Slalom podium in over a year, just missing by 0.16 seconds what would have been his first World Cup Slalom victory.

"At first I thought: what a shame, only 16 hundredths behind but then I knew I could be happy with my second place. We know that anything is possible in Chamonix. We have seen this in recent years. Daniel took his chance and showed nothing is impossible", Meillard said.

Clement Noël, who was set the best time in the first run, faced the worst of the conditions on a rutted course and was over two seconds slower than Yule on the second run. It's his third podium of the season and his 23rd World Cup podium in Slalom.

"I think that's one of my best races of the season so far. It was really difficult at the end, it was really, really bumpy. But I think I had the possibility to win this race. I was really close, but that's how it is. I have to take this podium because it's still a really good race from my side", Noel said.

Manuel Feller finished in 4th position 0.34 seconds behind Yule and extended his lead in the Slalom World Cup standings to 164 points over Linus Straßer.


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