Alexis Pinturault

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Alexis Pinturault
— Alpine skier —
Alexis Pinturault Hinterstoder 2011.jpg
February 2011
Disciplines Giant slalom, slalom, combined, super-G
Club Douanes – SC Courchevel
Born (1991-03-20) 20 March 1991 (age 26)
Moûtiers, Savoie, France
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
World Cup debut 13 March 2009 (age 17)
Website alexispinturault.com
Olympics
Teams 1 – (2014)
Medals 2 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams 4 – (201117)
Medals 1 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 7 – (20112017)
Wins 19
Podiums 42
Overall titles 0 – (3rd in 2014, 2015, 2016)
Discipline titles 2 – (SC, 2016 & 2017)

Alexis Pinturault (About this sound Alexis Pinturault ) (born 20 March 1991) is a French World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic medalist.

Pinturault has seventeen World Cup victories through December 10, 2016. He represented France at three World Championships and at the Winter Olympics in 2014, where he won a bronze medal in the giant slalom. He was a two-time world junior champion in giant slalom, in 2009 and 2011.[1]

Early years[edit]

Born in Moûtiers, Savoie, Pinturault grew up in Annecy. His mother, Hege Wiig Pinturault, is from Bergen, Norway, and he spent many of his childhood summers in Norway at Hestnesøy, near Grimstad. He has dual citizenship and was a double junior world champion in giant slalom in 2009 and 2011.

Ski racing career[edit]

A week before his 18th birthday, Pinturault made his World Cup debut in March 2009 in Åre, Sweden. His first podium came two years later in March 2011, a runner-up finish in giant slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. That fall, he was also a runner-up at Sölden in October 2011, and gained his first World Cup victory in February 2012, in the parallel slalom in Moscow, Russia.

2013 season[edit]

Pinturault was unable to make the season start in Sölden in October 2012, as he injured his ankle while playing tennis and had to pause for a three-month period. In December, he won his second World Cup race in a slalom at Val-d'Isère, where he thrilled the home fans with a brilliant second run under the floodlights to rise from sixth place. He convincingly beat Germany's Felix Neureuther by half a second and future World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher, who led by 0.57 seconds after the first run. Pinturault's third win was at the super-combined in Wengen, Switzerland, where his superior slalom skills were key. After placing 22nd in the downhill portion, he finished 1.15 seconds ahead of Ivica Kostelić of Croatia. The training run for the downhill portion was his first time on downhill skis for months, as he missed pre-season speed training after surgery on his left ankle in August to repair ligaments damaged while playing tennis. Pinturault did not medal at the world championships in 2013, but had four top-six finishes. A week later he claimed a fourth World Cup win, his first in giant slalom, at Garmisch, Germany. Second after the first run, Pinturault's total time was 0.60 seconds ahead of runner-up Hirscher. On 15 March, he was honored as the 2013 Longines Rising Star, as the top young racer (under 23) of the season.

Pinturault changed equipment after the 2014 season, from Salomon to Head.

World Cup results[edit]

Season titles[edit]

Season Discipline
2013 Combined [1]
2014 Combined [2]
2016 Combined
2017 Combined

1 Unofficial, tied with Ivica Kostelić
2 Unofficial, tied with Ted Ligety

Season standings[edit]

Season  Age   Overall   Slalom  Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2011 19 54 22 30 30
2012 20 10 18 4 22 54 4
2013 21 6 9 3 33 1
2014 22 3 9 3 13 1
2015 23 3 10 2 10 2
2016 24 3 11 2 27 1
2017 25 4 12 3 22 1

Race podiums[edit]

Season Date Location Discipline Place
2011 5 Mar 2011 Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Giant slalom 2nd
2012 23 Oct 2011 Austria Sölden, Austria Giant slalom 2nd
5 Feb 2012 France Chamonix, France Super combined 2nd
21 Feb 2012 Russia Moscow, Russia Parallel slalom 1st
10 Mar 2012 Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Giant slalom 2nd
11 Mar 2012 Slalom 3rd
15 Mar 2012 Austria Schladming, Austria Super-G 2nd
2013 8 Dec 2012 France Val-d'Isère, France Slalom 1st
1 Jan 2013 Germany Munich, Germany Parallel slalom 3rd
18 Jan 2013  Switzerland  Wengen, Switzerland Super combined 1st
27 Jan 2013 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Combined 2nd
24 Feb 2013 Germany Garmisch, Germany Giant slalom 1st
9 Mar 2013 Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Giant slalom 3rd
16 Mar 2013  Switzerland  Lenzerheide, Switzerland   Giant slalom 3rd
2014 27 Oct 2013 Austria Sölden, Austria Giant slalom 2nd
22 Dec 2013 Italy Alta Badia, Italy Giant slalom 2nd
17 Jan 2014  Switzerland  Wengen, Switzerland Super combined 2nd
19 Jan 2014 Slalom 1st
26 Jan 2014 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Super combined 1st
2 Feb 2014  Switzerland  St. Moritz, Switzerland Giant slalom 3rd
13 Mar 2014  Switzerland  Lenzerheide, Switzerland Super-G 1st
15 Mar 2014 Giant slalom 2nd
2015 26 Oct 2014 Austria Sölden, Austria Giant slalom 3rd
6 Dec 2014 United States Beaver Creek, USA Super-G 3rd
7 Dec 2014 Giant slalom 2nd
10 Jan 2015  Switzerland  Adelboden, Switzerland Giant slalom 2nd
23 Jan 2015 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Super combined 1st
14 Mar 2015 Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Giant slalom 1st
2016 22 Jan 2016 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Super combined 1st
13 Feb 2016 Japan Naeba, Japan Giant slalom 1st
19 Feb 2016 France Chamonix, France Super combined 1st
26 Feb 2016 Austria Hinterstoder, Austria Giant slalom 1st
28 Feb 2016 Giant slalom 1st
4 Mar 2016 Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Giant slalom 1st
5 Mar 2016 Giant slalom 2nd
19 Mar 2016  Switzerland  St. Moritz, Switzerland Giant slalom 2nd
2017 23 Oct 2016 Austria Sölden, Austria Giant slalom 1st
4 Dec 2016 France Val-d'Isère, France Giant slalom 3rd
10 Dec 2016 Giant slalom 1st
29 Dec 2016 Italy Santa Caterina, Italy Super combined 1st
7 Jan 2017  Switzerland  Adelboden, Switzerland Giant slalom 1st
31 Jan 2017 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden Parallel slalom 2nd

World Championships results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2011 19 17 DNF
2013 21 6 5 6 6
2015 23 DNF2 3 11 5
2017 25 DNF1 7 6 10

Olympic results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2014 22 DNF2 3 DNF2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JWSC: Alexis Pinturault (FRA) takes men's giant slalom". fisalpine.com. 30 January 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 

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