Alexis Pinturault

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Alexis Pinturault
— Alpine skier —
Alexis Pinturault octobre 2017.jpg
October 2017
DisciplinesGiant slalom, slalom, combined, super-G
ClubDouanes – SC Courchevel
Born (1991-03-20) 20 March 1991 (age 27)
Moûtiers, Savoie, France
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
World Cup debut13 March 2009 (age 17)
Websitealexispinturault.com
Olympics
Teams2 – (2014, 2018)
Medals3 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams4 – (201117)
Medals2 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons10 – (20092018)
Wins21
Podiums45
Overall titles0 – (3rd in 2014, 2015, 2016)
Discipline titles2 – (SC, 2016 & 2017)

Alexis Pinturault (About this soundAlexis 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
2018 26 6 14 3 19 4

Race victories[edit]

Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Combined Parallel Total
Wins 2 10 1 7 1 21
Podiums 3 27 3 10 3 46
Season
Date Location Discipline
2012 21 Feb 2012 Russia Moscow, Russia Parallel slalom
2013 8 Dec 2012 France Val-d'Isère, France Slalom
18 Jan 2013  Switzerland  Wengen, Switzerland Combined
24 Feb 2013 Germany Garmisch, Germany Giant slalom
2014 19 Jan 2014  Switzerland  Wengen, Switzerland Slalom
26 Jan 2014 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Combined
13 Mar 2014  Switzerland  Lenzerheide, Switzerland Super-G
2015 23 Jan 2015 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Combined
14 Mar 2015 Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Giant slalom
2016 22 Jan 2016 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Combined
13 Feb 2016 Japan Naeba, Japan Giant slalom
19 Feb 2016 France Chamonix, France Combined
26 Feb 2016 Austria Hinterstoder, Austria Giant slalom
28 Feb 2016 Giant slalom
4 Mar 2016 Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Giant slalom
2017 23 Oct 2016 Austria Sölden, Austria Giant slalom
10 Dec 2016 France Val-d'Isère, France Giant slalom
29 Dec 2016 Italy Santa Caterina, Italy Combined
7 Jan 2017  Switzerland  Adelboden, Switzerland Giant slalom
2018 9 Dec 2017 France Val-d'Isère, France Giant slalom
29 Dec 2017 Italy Bormio, Italy Combined

World Championships results[edit]

Year
Age Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined Team Event
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
2018 26 5 3 2

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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