Pinturault storms to Chamonix combined slalom victory

Chamonix (France) (AFP) –


Alexis Pinturault held his nerve to claim a second World Cup super-combined victory of the season on Friday.

Leading after the first leg of the slalom, the Frenchman clocked the ninth-fastest descent of a downhill delayed and shortened because of fog for a combined time of 2min 13.29sec.

Italian Dominik Paris was second at 0.27sec, with France's Thomas Mermillod Blondin in third (+0.57).

Pinturault's victory was the Sochi Olympic bronze medallist's 12th of his career and third this season.