Sunday, December 4, 2016

Mathieu Faivre Wins World Cup GS in Val d'Isère

The level of this Giant Slalom on the O.K course in Val d’Isère (replacement of Beaver Creek) was extremely high and the scenario with a fired up local French team very exciting. France placed four racers in the top five.

In the end, it’s a maiden victory for Mathieu Faivre, who climbs on the highest step of the podium between both standings leaders Marcel Hirscher (2nd +0.49) and Alexis Pinturault (3rd +1.11).
Before today, Mathieu Faivre only scored two World Cup podiums, both by the end of last season in Yuzawa Naeba in February, where he finished second, and at the Finals in St. Moritz where he grabbed a 3rd place. Constant performances throughout the winter in giant slalom last season allowed him to claim the 4th place in the standings and built up confidence. Today he is reaping the benefits of several years of hard work and celebrating his first World Cup victory.

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