This Friday, the Frenchman Mathieu Faivre won the giant of the alpine skiing world championships. His second title, after that acquired on the parallel. Big favorite after flying over the first round, Alexis Pinturault came out in the second round.
What Mathieu Faivre world championships! Only three days after his title acquired on the parallel, on the side of Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy, the French made the pass of two, on the giant. Fourth time in the first round, the Habs achieved an exceptional second round to take the lead in this race, definitively. After him, two of the three skiers who still had to start got out. In addition to the German Alexander Schmid, third in the first round, Alexis Pinturault, who literally flew over this first act, this time left at fault in this second round. Given the impression given, it was not impossible to imagine a double for France. Ultimately, it will therefore not be.
Nice comeback for Schwarz
The podium was completed by the Italian Luca de Aliprandini, second in the first round and who therefore retained this position, with a fairly significant delay of 63 hundredths. Finally, as for the bronze medal, it goes to the Austrian Marco Schwarz, who goes from sixth to third place. As for the other French people, only Victor Muffat-Jeandet finished the race, taking a 13th place in the final. Indeed, just like Pinturault, Thibaut Favrot was forced to retire. Holding the title of the specialty, the Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen must, this year, be content with ninth place in the final. At the time, his dolphin was a certain Marcel Hirscher while the third was Pinturault.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (M) / GIANT CORTINA D’AMPEZZO (ITALY)
Final classification – Friday 19 February 2021
1- Mathieu Faivre (FRA) in 2’37 »25
2- Luca de Aliprandini (ITA) at 0 »63
3- Marco Schwarz (AUT) at 0 »87
4- Filip Zubcic (CRO) at 1 ”59
5- Loic Meillard (SUI) at 1.77
6- Zan Kranjec (SLO) at 1 »83
7- Stefan Luitz (ALL) at 1 »99
8- Adam Zampa (SLQ) at 2 »48
9- Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) at 2 »53
10- Roland Leitinger (AUT) at 2 »87
13- Victor Muffat-Jeandet (FRA) at 3 ”84
Drop out : Alexis Pinturault (FRA), Alexander Schmid (ALL), Stefan Brennsteiner (AUT), Thibaut Favrot (FRA), Mattias Roenngren (SUE), Fabian Wilkens Solheim (NOR) and Giovanni Borsotti (ITA).