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Neureuther tops slalom standings after Wengen win

Felix Neureuther was all smiles on top of the podium on Saturday after winning a World Cup slalom race in Wengen, Switzerland. The German was fifth

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Neureuther tops slalom standings after Wengen win

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Felix Neureuther was all smiles on top of the podium on Saturday after winning a World Cup slalom race in Wengen, Switzerland.

The German was fifth after the first run but changed gears in the afternoon leg to enjoy his second slalom win this season.

He also retook the lead in the discipline standings and sits 44 points clear of Austrian Marcel Hirscher who crashed out of a slalom for the first time in three seasons.

It was Neureuther’s 11th career World Cup win.

Two tenths of a second off the pace in the runners up spot was Stefano Gross.

The 28-year-old Italian continued his fine form of late – form that took him to the top of the podium at last week’s Slalom in Adelboden.

Gross is fourth in the discipline standings 148 points back.

Rounding off the podium in third place was Olympic bronze medalist Henrik Kristoffersen.

The Norwegian trailed Neureuther by just over four tenths of a second for his third top three finish of the season.

The men stay in Wengen on Sunday for the classic Lauberhorn downhill race.