A hand injury could not stop Frenchman Alexis Pinturault conquering the icy Face de Bellevarde course on Saturday as he won another World Cup giant slalom race to ramp up the pressure on rival Marcel Hirscher of Austria.
The 25-year-old Pinturault earned his 17th career World Cup win and eighth win in GS, beating the French GS record set by Jean-Claude Killy. It was his second win of the season — both in GS — having also beaten Hirscher in the season-opening race at Soelden, Austria.
Despite severely bruising his right hand in a training fall on Thursday, Pinturault finished .33 ahead of Hirscher — who is the five-time defending overall World Cup winner — and 1.5 seconds clear of Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen, who climbed up from 14th place after the first run.
Source : Internet