Clément Noël, winner of the slalom in Schladming, achieves his first success of the winter


After a disappointing first run, Clément Noël rallied to win the slalom. What to restore his confidence two weeks before the world championships in Courchevel?

Frenchman Clément Noël won the slalom in Schladming (Austria) on Tuesday, counting for the Alpine Skiing World Cup, ahead of Swiss Ramon Zenhäusern and Norwegian Lucas Braathen.

The Olympic champion from Beijing, seventh in the first run, managed to really let go in the second, to sign his first victory this winter in the World Cup, and also the first for a Frenchman.

He leads Zenhäusern by 7/100 of a second, and Braathen by 38/100, for the tenth victory of his career.

This victory comes at the right time for the 25-year-old from the Vosges, as the Courchevel / Méribel Worlds (February 6-19) approach.

She relaunches it after a difficult start to the winter, marked by three track exits, a podium (3rd) in Garmisch (Germany) at the start of January, a 6th place in Wengen on a track in poor condition and an eighth on Sunday in Kitzbühel.



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