LENZERHEIDE: Second-placed France's Clement Noel, first-placed Austria's Manuel Feller and third-placed France's Alexis Pinturault pose for pictures in the finishing area after competing in the second run of the Men's Slalom event during the FIS Alpine ski World Cup in Lenzerheide yesterday. – AFP

LENZERHEIDE: Austrian Manuel Feller edged two Frenchmen to win the slalom which brought to an end the World Cup season in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, yesterday. Feller jumped from sixth to first on the final run and recorded a combined time of 1min 47.24 sec to beat Clement Noel by 0.08sec with Alexis Pinturault, who clinched the overall title on Saturday, by 0.11. Austrian Marco Schwarz, who had already clinched the small globe for slalom champion, was fastest after the first run but was 15th on the second run to end up sixth.

Meanwhile, New Zealand teenager Alice Robinson won the season-ending giant slalom in Lenzerheide, yesterday, beating American Mikaela Shiffrin who had set the fastest time in the first run. The 19-year-old recorded a combined time of 2min 19.48sec to beat Shiffrin by 0.28sec with Slovakian Meta Hrovat third. Italian Marta Bassino who had already secured the discipline title was seventh and Slovakian Petra Vlhova, who took the overall title on Saturday, was 11th.

"I wasn't happy at all with my first run," said Robinson. "So I just thought I have to go full gas any give it all my energy in the second run, since it was the last of the season I gave every bit of energy and power that I had." This was Robinson's third World Cup victory. She won two giant slaloms last season, the first while still 17. - AFP