Braathen wins the Wengen slalom after the best recovery in history, Pinturault 9th

The Norwegian Lucas Braathen won Sunday’s slalom in Wengen, signing an impressive comeback. Savoyard Alexis Pinturault takes 9th place, ahead of Clément Noël (8th).

Biggest comeback in World Cup history. Only 29th in the first round of the Wengen slalom, the Norwegian Lucas Braathen won the victory this Sunday, January 16.

The 21-year-old skier crushed the 2nd run, drawn by his trainer, taking almost a second ahead of the 2nd fastest time. He is ahead of the Swiss Daniel Yule by 22/100 and the Italian Giuliano Razzoli by 29/100. The French Clément Noël and Alexis Pinturault are 8th and 9th at 51/100 and 56/100.

Best time of the first heat, the Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen had the victory in his hands before an error on the very last gates of the track which made him leave the track. It’s Braathen’s second career World Cup win after beating Sölden in October 2020.