Even in the special slalom heat in Courchevel, the Frenchman maintains the minimum advantage over Schwarz and wins again in the specialty after 4 years. Third Haaser

    Four years after Are in Sweden, Pinturault takes back the gold in the combined and does it on the slopes on which he grew up and where he had all the public on his side. After winning the Super-G race by a hair’s breadth ahead of the Austrian Schwarz, the Frenchman was able to keep the lead in the slalom race too (Schwarz finished within 10 seconds). The other Austrian Haaser confirms the third place at 44 cents. Kilde, behind in times after the first test, chose not to run the slalom as well as Kriechmayr who had arrived with the fourth fastest time. Outside Murisier while McGrath halves the disadvantage after the Super G but does not go beyond fifth place.

    The blues

    The only two blues still in the race, Tobias Kastlunger and Giovanni Borsotti, had no chance of aiming for the podium. Kastlunger finished seventh at 2”99 while Borsotti went out in the first gates. Outside they had come out in the Super G Paris and Casse