Swiss skier Yule surprise leader of slalom after 1st run

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 2:47 p.m. EST

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) Daniel Yule of Switzerland is the surprise leader of the men's slalom race at the World Cup finals after a perfect opening run on Sunday.

Yule, whose best finish in the slalom is sixth, leads for the first time in his career.

The home fans went wild as the 23-year-old crossed the line 0.20 seconds ahead of Andre Myhrer, who ended up in third place after the opening run. Norwegian Sebastian Foss-Solevaag was in second, 0.04 behind Yule heading into the final run.

Marco Schwarz finished just 0.01 behind Yule, but the Austrian was disqualified after he did not pass through a gate correctly.


Henrik Kristoffersen, who has already won the crystal globe in the discipline, was nearly a second slower.

Overall World Cup winner Marcel Hirscher is 0.32 behind Yule.