Triumph for Alexis Pinturault on his home snow - his family runs an ultra-luxury hotel at the top of the race track - who in 1.53.31 won the gold medal in the combined at the Courchevel World Championships.
For him - at the age of 32 with 34 world cup victories in various disciplines and the conquest of the 2021 world cup - it is the third world gold medal after having won two in giant.
Silver on the wire in 1.53.41 for the Austrian Marco Schwarz, betrayed by an error in a very angled slalom and with some complicated figures: thus the podium of Cortina 2021 was reversed when Schwarz won gold and Pinturault silver four cents late.
Surprise bronze medal for the other Austrian, Raphael Haaser, in 1.53.75.
For Italy, according to forecasts, in the standings there is only the result far from the podium but personally comforting of the seventh place of the rookie Tobias Kastlunger (1.56.30).
The other Italian in the race, Giovanni Borsotti, however, did not finish the test, lost like many others among the gates of the slalom.
Tomorrow no races but a day dedicated to downhill tests, the first for men and the second for women.