The winner of the last two editions Daniel Yule only sixth, Henrik Kristoffersen disappointed after the first run of Madonna di Campiglio’s night slalom. Second run at 20:45 CET
Alberto Tomba, the surprise guest of 67th 3Tre Audi FIS World Cup Slalom, probably got caught off guard tonight when he found the Madonna di Campiglio without public, while recalling his legendary wins surrounded by thousands of excited fans.
For sure, the scenario was very different than the Canalone Miramonti crowded slope we are used to, but the event ran smoothly as usual gifting the TV viewers of an exciting show in any case. The first half of the most historical alpine ski World Cup event in Italy saw Norwegian Sebastian Foss-Solevaag clocking the 1st run's best time (47.34) ahead of Ramon Zenhaeusern, the lanky Swiss guy who won the first slalom of the season on Monday in Alta Badia (+0.40). Italian Alex Vinatzer earned the third spot (47.84) despite his #12 bib.
Austrian Manuel Feller (47.87) got the fourth place preceding French Alexis Pinturault who scored the same 48.12 time as Daniel Yule: the Swiss will have to come back if he wants to score his third win in Campiglio. Clement Noel (+0.83), Linus Strasser and Victor Muffat-Jeandet (both +0.88) and Marco Schwarz (+1.05) completed the top-10. The first run was quite disappointing two-time 3Tre winner Henrik Kristoffersen (48.59), far from the top places.
However the challenge still looks wide open ahead of the 2nd run, scheduled at 20:45 CET.