Mens Races in Val d'Isère

Mens Races in Val d'Isère



Conditions could not have been better for the men’s World Cup giant slalom in Val d’Isere, France. Blue skies were plentiful as fans were treated to a spectacle with hometown hero Alexis Pinturault taking his first GS win on French snow with a two-run time of 2:02.62 seconds, giving him the outright lead in the giant slalom standings after beginning the day in a tie with Austria’s Marcel Hirscher.

Austrian Hirscher finished in second, 0.33 seconds back and Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen made his first trip World Cup podium this season, finishing in third place, 1.50 seconds off of Pinturault’s pace.




Despite leaving out the opening World Cup slalom in Levi, Finland, Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen didn’t miss a beat in his return to the discipline in Val, d’Isere, France. He took the decisive win with a total time of 1:44.54 seconds. Kristoffersen beat Austria’s Marcel Hirscher who finished second by an impressive 0.75 seconds as Russia’s Aleksander Khoroshilov returned to the World Cup podium in third, 1.92 seconds off of the pace.