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Daniel Yule goes down in history

Daniel Yule: “Seeing all these people cheering my name, all those Swiss flags waving at the time of the national anthem, is something I will never forget. It was really touching. ”© Keystone
Daniel Yule: “Seeing all these people cheering my name, all those Swiss flags waving at the time of the national anthem, is something I will never forget. It was really touching. ”© Keystone

01/13/2020

Valaisan wins Adelboden and becomes first Swiss to win three World Cup slaloms

Pascal Dupasquier, Adelboden

Alpine skiing “On 7 January 2007, Marc Berthod won the Adelboden slalom to everyone’s surprise. Leaving with the bib 60, the Grison burned politeness to the Austrians Benjamin Raich and Mario Matt. At the time, Daniel Yule was 13 years old. The Valaisan didn’t know it yet: it would be him, the successor of the whimsical Berthod at the foot of the Chuenisbärgli. “I have some memories of Marc’s victory, but not much. One thing I’m sure about, however, is that I never imagined that I would ever win at Adelboden. It was totally utopian for the kid I was, “he smiles before adding:” It is also still utopian now, because you can never pretend that you are going to climb on a podium or celebrate a victory…”

Thirteen years later, Daniel Yule has stars in his eyes, a few tears as he descends from the podium. First place ahead of Henrik Kristoffersen and Marco Schwarz, the national anthem, the Swiss flags p

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