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Pinturault launches his season at the foot of the podium


Norwegian Lucas Braathen won the opening giant in Sölden. The Frenchman finished 4th.

The Norwegian Lucas Braathen (20) won the giant of Sölden (Austria) this Sunday, the opening race of the Men's World Cup.

He beat a Swiss duo made up of Marco Odermatt (0''05) and Gino Caviezel (0''46).

Alexis Pinturault had to be content with 4th place (0''49).

The holder of the big globe, the Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, was off the track in the first round.

It is the first World Cup victory for Braathen.

Fifth of the first round, achieved the second time of the second track to win this race held behind closed doors.

Alexis Pinturault, second in the general classification last season and in search of a first big crystal globe, made mistakes in both races and was 49 / 100th of a second behind the winner, just 3 / 100th from the podium.

The Frenchman had won the season opener in Tyrol resort the last two seasons.

Another candidate in the general classification, the Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen finished 5th, 56 / 100th of a second behind his compatriot and tied with another Swiss, Loïc Meillard.

Another Frenchman obtained a place in the top 10: Thibaut Favrot finished 9th, 1 sec 21 / 100th from Braathen.

The other Frenchmen qualified for the second round finished outside the top 10: Victor Muffat-Jeandet took 16th place at 1 sec 95 / 100th, while Mathieu Faivre, second a year ago, completely missed out on his race (26th to 3 sec 5 / 100th).

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Source: lefigaro

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