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Alexis Pinturault, the king's return home


The Frenchman won the combined world title on his Courchevel track, ending a year and a half of doubts.

Special envoy to Courchevel

Rage, first, with that raised fist and that cry coming from the depths of himself when the Austrian Marco Schwarz crossed the finish line of the combined slalom a tiny tenth behind.

A single breath.

Which then gives rise to an oh so intense emotion in Alexis Pinturault.

Victories, the Frenchman has known more than any other French skier, he is the record holder in the World Cup with 34 successes, far ahead of another legend, Jean-Claude Killy (18).

But a success at home, in Courchevel, a few kilometers from the majestic Annapurna - the hotel belonging to his father where he grew up -, near the slopes where, from the age of 2, he put on his first skis, the Savoyard had never before savored the overwhelming flavor.

These are incredible emotions

," he said, his eyes sparkling with joy.

It's been a year since I thought only of these Worlds at home.

However, I had a rather complicated start to the season, when…

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Source: lefigaro

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