Daniel Yule Wins Night Slalom in Madonna di Campiglio
Updated: Dec 23, 2022
Daniel Yule won the last race before Christmas in Madonna di Campiglio and claimed his fifth career win in the World Cup. It's his third victory on the demanding "Canalone Miramonti" after his wins in 2018 and 2020.
Yule's last win in the World Cup was almost 3 years ago in Kitzbühel in January 2020.
The 29-year-old already showed in the first run that he love the Italian slope. He finished fourth, within striking distance of the leader of the first run Lucas Braathen. In the second runYule skied aggressively and flawlessly, relegating Henrik Kristoffersen to second place by 8 hundredths.
“It's the best Christmas present. I think I have a little bit of a love story with Madonna. The second run was really good. I was at the start gate and I heard the speaker say that this was another podium for Henrik Kristoffersen. I thought, 'we will see'. And I thought, ‘if I go down, I’ll go down in flames’, and I pushed it all the way. To be back on the top step here after a few difficult seasons, it just feels amazing”, Yule said.
Henrik Kristoffersen finished in second place +0.08 seconds behind the Swiss. It's his 76th World Cup podium.
“My second run was really good. I thought it was enough. Chapeau for Yule, he was even faster. But I am happy because we are in the right path. With completely new equipment and technicians, it is a process, but we’ve been on podiums, and been really close to some wins. Maybe some people need to be a little bit afraid in January. Perfect doesn’t exist but better is always possible”, Kristoffersen said.
Linus Strasser rounded up the podium in third place +0.18 seconds behind Yule. A few days after the birth of his child, Linus Straßer returned onto the podium in a World Cup slalom. His last podium was in Garmisch Partenkirchen on February 2022 when he finsihed also in third position.
“I feel very good. With such a good result, it is even nicer to come back home and enjoy time with the family", Strasser said.