Swiss ace Yule doubles up with home slalom win

Daniel Yule celebrates in front of home fans after winning his second slalom this week (AFP Photo/FABRICE COFFRINI)
Daniel Yule celebrates in front of home fans after winning his second slalom this week (AFP Photo/FABRICE COFFRINI)

Adelboden (Switzerland) (AFP) - Racing in perfect conditions Swiss ace Daniel Yule gave an adrenalin-charged celebration to ecstatic home fans after holding his first leg lead with a rampaging second slalom run at the World Cup in Adelboden on Sunday.

Yule is on flying form after winning the Madonna di Campiglio slalom in Italy on Wednesday.

Just like that win Yule pushed Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen, a prime contender for the overall World Cup title, into second by a narrow margin.

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Kristoffersen however now leads the overall World Cup standings 30 points ahead of Alexis Pinterault, and also tops the slslom rankings 52pts ahead of Yule.

French tyro Clement Noel was second after the first run but fell after losing his concentration when entering the final section with the packed viewing gallery below.

Conversely Yule seemed lifted at the same stage in a recklessly frantic dash round the final cluster of tight gates barely holding his balance before beating his chest in a celebration which whipped up the already enthusiastic home crowds.

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