Ski-ing...and Christian Neureuther of West Germany has won the Men's World Cup Slalom race in?
Ski-ing...and Christian Neureuther of West Germany has won the Men's World Cup Slalom race in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Second was Bulgarian Petar Popangelov, while Italy's Carlo Trojer was in third position. Neureuther, a twenty-nine year-old doctor from Garmisch-Patenkirchen, clocked a total time of one minute 45-point-27 seconds for the title. Popangelov completed the course in one minute 45-point-49 seconds, and Trojer in one minute 45-point-90 seconds.
SYNOPSIS: Only twenty-seven of the ?eventy-eight starters completed the two runs on Tuesday (9 January). The course, which was staked out with sixty-seven and seventy gates for the two runs, had a vertical drop of two hundred metres (656 feet). Sweden's Ingemar Stenmark, the world cup holder, fell, and did not complete. The course. It was his second failure in three world cup slaloms this season. Stenmark's elimination did not dispose of his second place in the overall world cup standings to date.
The many elimination left the filed wide open, and the Bulgarian Petar Popangelov seized the chance for a second place.
Popangelov raced down the course in 52-point-88 seconds in the first run, and 52-point-61 seconds in the second leg.
Christian Neureuther skied to his first world cup victory in five years. His victory lifted him to the head of the world cup classification for slalom events with a score of forty points. He is followed by Switzerland's Martial Donnet with thirty-seven points, and Petar Popangelov with thirty-one points.
The top positions in the overall world cup standings were not affected by the outcome at Tuesday's race Peter Luescher of Switzerland still leads, ahead of Ingemar Stenmark and Bojan Krizaj of Yugoslavia. Christian Neureuther holds sixth position.