Clement Noel Wins Chamonix Slalom
Clement Noel shows again is one of the most consistent slalom skiers now. It's his sixth podium of the season and his third victory. Clement Noel is the first French man to win the Slalom in Chamonix.
"I am really happy about the way I was able to manage the second run. I felt some pressure at the start, but in the end, it was awesome!" said Noel after the race. "There are so many French people that came to support the French team, so that was a special moment when I crossed the finish line with the green light and I could see all these people cheering for me", reminisced Noel. "It’s for sure one of my most important memories of a victory".
Timon Haugan (+0.21) from Norway was second and Adrian Pertl of Austria third (+0.31) proving that what he showed in Kitzbuehel was not just a one-off. It's the first podium in the World Cup for both skiers.
Even though the slope itself did not look too challenging today, the course setting created more than a problem to many of the top skiers, with only 21 athletes eventually making it to the finish in the second run. Henrik Kristoffersen, Alexis Pinturault and Daniel Yule were not able to finish today's race, with the Norwegian straddling in run 1 and the French and the Swiss not able to finish the second run. Daniel Yule was in the lead after the first run.