October 20, 2020

Alexis Pinturault wins the giant slalom of Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Alexis Pinturault celebrates his fourth victory of the season and his second in the Giant Slalom. The French won from fourth place in the first race until their 27th victory in the World Cup. Win 0.16 seconds ahead of Loic Meillard (SUI) and 0.24 Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen (NOR).

Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER) is a special place for Alexis Pinturault. Here, Pinturault (FRA) achieved a victory in the 2009 World Youth Championships and won its first Giant Slalom World Cup race in 2013.

Despite the very difficult conditions due to warm temperatures, a salty track and rain, Alexis Pinturault was able to fight hard in the bumpy second race and finish first.

Pinturault commented at the end of the race: “I was not at my best since late December, but I worked hard and today everything was perfect. I won my first Giant Slalom World Cup here in Garmisch and it is also the place where I won the Junior World Championship in 2009. Being here is special for me! ”

Loic Meillard (SUI) led the table after a solid first run. Swiss talent was able to keep up with the best even in the second race to achieve the second giant Slalom podium of his career, finishing 0.16s behind the French.

Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen (NOR) was able to master both races without major problems. The Norwegian achieved his second podium of the season today after closing in third position already in the Beaver Creek Giant Slalom in early December 2019.

The Austrian men’s ski team ends with the worst result recorded in a World Cup race after the Giant Slalom in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Manuel Feller was the only Austrian who qualified for the second race and the Tirol skier fell from 16th to 28th place.


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