Noël returns to kind, leads 1st run of World Cup slalom | The China Publish, Taiwan

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (AP) — Clément Noël discovered his finest kind once more to take a transparent first-run lead in a World Cup slalom on Sunday.

Noël was 0.41 seconds quicker than his France teammate Victor Muffat-Jeandet on an icy, sun-bathed Chuenisbärgli course. The temperature was minus-10 Celsius (14 Fahrenheit).

Loic Meillard of Switzerland was third quickest, with 0.42 to make up on Noël within the afternoon run.

Noël has but to realize the outcomes that noticed him edged for the World Cup slalom title final season, 552-550 factors by Henrik Kristoffersen.

The 23-year-old Frenchman has a season-best fifth place in three races, after ending no worse than fourth within the slaloms he accomplished final season, when he additionally received thrice.

Kristoffersen trailed by 1.01 in eleventh place, which could be a great spot to launch a second-run problem at Adelboden. The slope darkens rapidly because the sunshine slips behind the mountains in early afternoon.

The racers who completed 1-2 in large slalom on Friday and Saturday struggled of their fourth occasions in a five-day span.

Alexis Pinturault, the World Cup general standings chief, was 1.34 again in sixteenth place and Filip Zubcic went out by straddling a gate.


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