Alexis Pinturault is back on the podium in the Slalom as well. Following his Giant Slalom fest in Adelboden last weekend, the French athlete finished third in the Slalom in Flachau on Sunday to bag his first podium finish in this discipline this season.
"I'm very pleased. Winter didn't get off to such an easy start. We were not able to get much Slalom practice done because of the restrictions. We have worked hard during training and now it's going great. I'm looking forward to the races in Schladming and Chamonix," said Alexis Pinturault at the finish. Leading the overall ranking, the HEAD World Cup Rebel has now notched up 778 points.
"Service man Guntram Mathis did a superb job"
"It does us all a lot of good to snatch a podium finish with a small Slalom team," emphasised HEAD Racing Director Rainer Salzgeber. "Alexis' service man, Guntram Mathis, did a superb job and has earned a doctorate for his work. Several optimisations have been made, and when you see how things have been going since Adelboden, they seem to be paying dividends. It is a great pity that Aleksander Aamodt Kilde was injured. Especially when you appreciate the competitiveness. I wish him all the best and hope that he returns to racing as soon as possible. It's important that Alexis is already ahead in the overall World Cup ranking because you never know how long this season will last."