Skiing: Win for Pinturault

French slalom specialist shines in Wengen

Last Updated: 18/01/13 6:24pm

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Alexis Pinturault: Three World Cup wins

Alexis Pinturault: Three World Cup wins

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Alexis Pinturault of France won the third World Cup race of his career when clinching victory in the combined in Wengen.

The 21-year-old prodigy nailed the slalom to finish in a combined time of two minutes and 41.62 seconds to finish clear of his rivals.

The slalom specialist limited the damage in the morning downhill by finishing just 2.07secs behind the leader Christof Innerhofer.

But after the technical second run Pinturault was 1.15secs ahead of nearest rival Ivica Kostelic with local favourite Carlo Janka returning to form in third.

It was the 2010 overall World Cup winner's first podium since March 2011 and his fourth medal spot in the Wengen super-combined.

The Wengen weekend continues with the classic Lauberhorn downhill on Saturday.

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