Kristoffer Jakobsen won the Crans-Montana exhibition slalom, ahead of the Italians Stefano Gross and Manfred Mölgg. Best Swiss, Tanguy Nef finished 5th.
Third in Madonna di Campiglio and 2nd in Val d’Isère this winter in slalom, Kristoffer Jakobsen won with a margin of 0”18 over Stefano Gross. The 27-year-old Swede, who has no success in the World Cup, succeeds Luca Aerni on the list and thus pockets the 25,000 francs promised to the winner.
The only Swiss present in a 4th and final round which brought together five of the 21 skiers entered, Tanguy Nef took all the risks but committed a crippling fault on a course of barely 30 seconds. The Genevan, who was ranked 3rd in the “semi-final”, conceded 1”63 to the winner.
The Swiss placed
Three Swiss failed in the penultimate round. Luca Aerni, who missed the final by 0.02, took 6th place, Daniel Yule 7th and Marc Rochat 8th. Winner of the first two editions and favorite of this event, the Frenchman Clément Noël experienced elimination in the “semi-final”.