Pinturault prevails in Hinterstoder GS to seize overall World Cup lead

Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team

Frenchman leads Kilde by 26 points as Kristoffersen carves out GS top spot.

Alexis Pinturault seized the overall lead in the men’s FIS World Cup with a resounding giant slalom victory at Hinterstoder on Monday. Here is all you need to know:

– Pinturault put his rivals behind after a flawless first run and produced a solid second run to complete a dream weekend in the Austrian resort where he collected a massive 250 points that also included an alpine combined title and win, plus fourth in the super-G.

– Croatian Filip Zubcic skied superbly again for second, while Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen’s third place sees him lead Pinturault by six points in the GS standings.

– It is Frenchman Pinturault’s second victory in as many days after he wrapped up his fourth alpine combined crystal globe with a resounding race victory on Sunday.

– Pinturault now has 1,148 points overall and leads Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde by 26 points with Kristoffersen on 1,041 points heading to Kvitfjell.

– Pinturault, 28, has now won three giant slaloms in Hinterstoder with his sixth victory of the 2019/2020 FIS World Cup season taking his career tally to 29 race wins.

– He said: “Second (run) was definitely different. You really have to attack and do your best. On the flat, I tried to control it a bit more. There is a chance that I go to Kvitfjell. It is a hard fight and we all try our best.”

Men’s giant slalom result from Hinterstoder:
1. Alexis Pinturault (France) 2:41.96
2. Filip Zubcic (Croatia) +0.45
3. Henrik Kristoffersen (Norway) +0.72
4. Marco Odermatt (Switzerland) +0.90
5. Luca De Aliprandini (Italy) +1.21
6. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (Norway) +1.34
7. Loic Meillard (Switzerland) +1.60
8. Stefan Luitz (Germany) +1.67
9= Mathieu Faivre (France) +1.69
9= Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen +1.69

FIS World Cup men’s overall standings:
1. Alexis Pinturault (France) 1,148 pts
2. Aleksander Aaamodt Kilde (Norway) 1,122
3. Henrik Kristoffersen (Norway) 1,041
4. Matthias Mayer (Austria) 816
5. Vincent Kriechmayr (Austria) 776
6. Beat Feuz (Switzerland) 742
7. Mauro Caviezel (Switzerland) 633
8. Kjetil Jansrud (Norway) 625
9. Loic Meillard (Switzerland) 579
10. Thomas Dressen (Germany) 570

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