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Sports Ski: Alexis Pinturault against the "Marco", the main favorites for the big Globe

14:20  23 october  2021
14:20  23 october  2021 Source:   lefigaro.fr

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Alexis Pinturault © Johann Groer / AFP Alexis Pinturault Alexis Pinturault, the

logical suite after winning the crystal globe that was promised to him Years, Alexis Pinturault undoubtedly postulates for a second consecutive Sacred. At 30, French seems at the top of his art. He continues with the same personalized structure, put in place in 2017, which allowed him to arrive at the summit, and to be the skier in activity counting the most victories in the World Cup (34 success, 9th of all time at men's). The versatile champion (giant, slalom, super-g), almost never hurt, does not seem satisfied. And may have a little less pressure, after finally reached the Grail: "I may have a lighter heart, but it's hard to say if there will be less pressure this season. We will see over the winter but in Sölden, for the return, things are as usual, the competition will remain very difficult, "he said.

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Marco Odermatt, the revenge

Early genius of alpine skiing, Marco Odermatt has passed close to the big globe in the spring, failing 245 points of Pinturault after frustrating finals (cancellation of the descent and the super-G, which were favorable to him , loss of giant globe on his last race). At 24, Switzerland checks all boxes to dominate the overall ranking: it went up last on nine podiums (giant and super-G) and approached the top 3 downhill, discipline where it progresses at full speed . What would make the Nidwaldien happy? "A medal at the games or a globe. These are two big goals, very difficult to reach, but I will give everything, "he assured, rather cautious in his goals. The Swiss can also count on his friend Loïcos, 4th of the general classification in 2021, in constant progression for five years.

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Marco Schwarz, the heir

Retirement in 2019 of the winner of the Globe Marcel Hirscher left a vacuum in Austria, the country of skiing, that Marco Schwarz is perhaps in filling. "Blacky" (his nickname, word game from his name that means "black" in German) has arrived at maturity in the winter with a 3rd place in the general standings and the small globe of slalom, discipline where it is is shown intractable with seven podiums including two wins in eleven courses (at worst 9e). If he manages to grow his bronze medal obtained on the Global Giant in Cortina d'Ampezzo (he was also titrated in handset), he will be a credible candidate for the supreme title.

Aeksander Aamodt Kilde, the return

surprise winner of the big globe in 2020, the Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde had had to leave the circuit in January, victim of a break of a crossed ligament of the right knee to training, while He was second in the general classification. This speed specialist, capable of shining also by giant, will find the competition at 29 after a summer preparation placed partly in Colorado at Mikaela Shiffrin, with whom he has formalized his relationship on social networks. It is inspired by the American, the best skier in the world (3 big globes), also in reconquest this season. But uncertainties remain on its form of form: it has chosen to impasse on the inaugural race of Sölden to aim for a return during the first speed events in Lake Louise, in Canada, at the end of November.

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