(L-R) Second-placed Dave Ryding, winner Daniel Yule and third-placed Lucas Braathen

Kitzbühel (Austria) (AFP) - Switzerland’s Daniel Yule held his nerve Sunday to win the men’s World Cup slalom in Kitzbuehel for a second time in his career.

Yule, born in foothills of the Swiss Alps to Scottish parents, had clocked the seventh fastest time in the first leg down a super-icy Ganslern slope in the Austrian resort.

The 29-year-old, who previously won in Kitzbuehel in 2020, clocked the third-fastest time on the second leg for a winning aggregate of 1min 44.63sec.

Defending champion Dave Ryding took second, at 0.40sec, the Briton jumping 13 spots from his first leg performance after an exceptional second descent.

It was Ryding’s second runners-up finish on the Ganslern after 2017, edging out Norway’s Lucas Braathen by one-hundredth of a second.