Alexis Pinturault facts for kids
At Stockholm in February 2019
|Disciplines||Giant slalom, slalom, combined, super-G|
|Club||Douanes – SC Courchevel|
20 March 1991 |
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|World Cup debut||13 March 2009 (age 17)|
|Teams||2 – (2014, 2018)|
|Medals||3 (0 gold)|
|Teams||6 – (2011–21)|
|Medals||6 (2 gold)|
|Seasons||14 – (2009–2022)|
|Wins||34 – (1 SG, 18 GS, 3 SL, 10 AC, 2 PS)|
|Podiums||74 – (3 SG, 39 GS, 12 SL, 15 AC, 3 PS, 2 PGS)|
|Overall titles||1 – (2021)|
|Discipline titles||6 – (GS: 2021, AC: 2016, 2017, 2019 & 2020, PAR: 2021)|
Alexis Pinturault () (born 20 March 1991) is a French World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic medalist.
With 34 World Cup victories, Pinturault is the most successful French skier in World Cup history. He represented France at five World Championships and two Winter Olympics, with four bronze medals in the giant slalom. He is the current World Cup champion after winning the 2020-21 season.
Pinturault was world champion in combined in 2019, world champion in the team event in 2017, and a two-time world junior champion in giant slalom, in 2009 and 2011.
Born in Moûtiers, Savoie, Pinturault grew up in Annecy. His mother, Hege Wiig Pinturault, is from Bergen, Norway, and he spent many of his childhood summers in Norway at Hestnesøy, near Grimstad. He has dual citizenship.
Ski racing career
A week before his 18th birthday, Pinturault made his World Cup debut in March 2009 in Åre, Sweden. His first podium came two years later in March 2011, a runner-up finish in giant slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. That fall, he was also a runner-up at Sölden in October 2011, and gained his first World Cup victory in February 2012, in the parallel slalom in Moscow, Russia.
Pinturault was unable to make the season start in Sölden in October 2012, as he injured his ankle while playing tennis and had to pause for a three-month period. In December, he won his second World Cup race in slalom at Val-d'Isère, where he thrilled the home fans with a brilliant second run under the floodlights to rise from sixth place. He convincingly beat Germany's Felix Neureuther by half a second and future World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher, who led by 0.57 seconds after the first run. Pinturault's third win was at the super-combined in Wengen, Switzerland, where his superior slalom skills were key. After placing 22nd in the downhill portion, he finished 1.15 seconds ahead of Ivica Kostelić of Croatia. The training run for the downhill portion was his first time on downhill skis for months, as he missed pre-season speed training after surgery on his left ankle in August to repair ligaments damaged while playing tennis. Pinturault did not medal at the world championships in 2013 but had four top-six finishes. A week later he claimed a fourth World Cup win, his first in giant slalom, at Garmisch, Germany. Being second after the first run, Pinturault's total time was 0.60 seconds ahead of runner-up Hirscher. On 15 March, he was honored as the 2013 Longines Rising Star, as the top young racer (under 23) of the season.
Pinturault changed equipment after the 2014 season, from Salomon to Head.
World Cup results
- 7 titles – (1 overall, 1 Giant slalom, 4 Combined, 1 Parallel)
- Unofficial, tied with Ivica Kostelić
- Unofficial, tied with Ted Ligety
- Standings through 8 January 2022
|2012||21 February 2012||Moscow, Russia||Parallel slalom|
|2013||8 December 2012||Val-d'Isère, France||Slalom|
|18 January 2013||Wengen, Switzerland||Combined|
|24 February 2013||Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany||Giant slalom|
|2014||19 January 2014||Wengen, Switzerland||Slalom|
|26 January 2014||Kitzbühel, Austria||Combined|
|13 March 2014||Lenzerheide, Switzerland||Super-G|
|2015||23 January 2015||Kitzbühel, Austria||Combined|
|14 March 2015||Kranjska Gora, Slovenia||Giant slalom|
|2016||22 January 2016||Kitzbühel, Austria||Combined|
|13 February 2016||Naeba, Japan||Giant slalom|
|19 February 2016||Chamonix, France||Combined|
|26 February 2016||Hinterstoder, Austria||Giant slalom|
|28 February 2016||Giant slalom|
|4 March 2016||Kranjska Gora, Slovenia||Giant slalom|
|2017||23 October 2016||Sölden, Austria||Giant slalom|
|10 December 2016||Val-d'Isère, France||Giant slalom|
|29 December 2016||Santa Caterina, Italy||Combined|
|7 January 2017||Adelboden, Switzerland||Giant slalom|
|2018||9 December 2017||Val-d'Isère, France||Giant slalom|
|29 December 2017||Bormio, Italy||Combined|
|2019||22 February 2019||Bansko, Bulgaria||Combined|
|16 March 2019||Soldeu, Andorra||Giant slalom|
|2020||27 October 2019||Sölden, Austria||Giant slalom|
|15 December 2019||Val-d'Isère, France||Slalom|
|29 December 2019||Bormio, Italy||Combined|
|2 February 2020||Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany||Giant slalom|
|1 March 2020||Hinterstoder, Austria||Combined|
|2 March 2020||Giant slalom|
|2021||27 November 2020||Lech/Zürs, Austria||Parallel-G|
|20 December 2020||Alta Badia, Italy||Giant Slalom|
|8 January 2021||Adelboden, Switzerland||Giant Slalom|
|9 January 2021||Giant Slalom|
|20 March 2021||Lenzerheide, Switzerland||Giant Slalom|
Including both parallel slalom and parallel giant slalom. Two parallel events have been classified in the sk-db.com results as classic events (the City Event slalom on 23/02/16 and the parallel GS on 18/12/17). They are shown here as parallel events.
World Championship results
- In Spanish: Alexis Pinturault