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Foss-Solevaag Leads 3 Austrians In Slalom After 1st Run

FLACHAU, Austria: Norwegian skier Sebastian Foss-Solevaag clocked the quickest time within the opening run of a mens World Cup slalom Sunday, main a trio of Austrians.

Chasing his first profession win, Foss-Solevaag completed 0.27 seconds forward of Fabio Gstrein.

Third-place Manuel Feller, who earned his maiden win in Saturdays slalom to regain high spot within the self-discipline standings, and Marco Schwarz in fourth have been a couple of hundredths additional again.

I used to be a bit indignant after yesterday. I’ve to work a bit extra, stated Foss-Solevaag, who was second after the opening run Saturday earlier than dropping to fourth.

Foss-Solevaag has three podiums in slalom, most lately in an evening race in Italy in December.

Henrik Kristoffersen, who received the season-long slalom title final yr, had 0.51 to make up on his Norwegian teammate within the ultimate run.

Kristoffersen modified his gear in a single day and used new boots and skis after ending 18th in Saturdays race.

Clement Noel began out because the quickest racer on the course. The Frenchman carved out an enormous lead of 0.89 seconds at solely the second verify level earlier than sliding off the observe.

Noel had posted the quickest first-run time within the final three slaloms, however every time failed to carry on to his lead within the ultimate run.

Linus Strasser, who received in Zagreb 11 days in the past, additionally failed to complete his run after the German straddled a gate.

Overall World Cup chief Alexis Pinturault ranked eighth. The Frenchman is a robust favourite for the general title since his predominant rival, defending champion Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, has been dominated out for the remainder of the season.

Kilde tore ligaments in his proper knee in a crash throughout super-G coaching in Austria on Saturday and the Norwegian was set to endure surgical procedure in Innsbruck on Sunday.

Kilde edged Pinturault by 54 factors final season after the ultimate six races have been canceled amid the coronavirus outbreak.


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