Alexis Pinturault picks up back-to-back Giant Slalom wins

Alexis Pinturault became the first French alpine skier in 47 years to win back-to-back Giant Slalom World Cup events after topping the podium in Hinterstoder, Austria.
Pinturault held a commanding lead of more than half-a-second after the first runs, with German Stefan Luitz his nearest challenger.
And while he was the third fastest home in the second runs, that was still enough to see Pinurault take the victory in a combined time of 2:31.72 minutes to collect his 13th career World Cup win, and his fourth in the Giant Slalom discipline.
Finishing runner-up and 0.79 seconds further back was home favourite Marcel Hirscher, while Frenchman Thomas Fanara was 0.92 off the pace in third.
Despite finishing second best in Hinterstoder, Austrian Hirscher extended his lead in both the Giant Slalom and overall World Cup standings.
He now leads Giant Slalom rankings on 481 points, 151 ahead of Pinturault, while he sits on 1225 in the overall standings, Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen his nearest challenger on 1022.

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