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Pinturault claims combined title


Pinturault claims combined title

France’s Alexis Pinturault held his nerve to protect his early lead and clinch the overall combined title in Chamonix on Friday.

Dominik Paris produced a superb display but it wasn’t to be for the Italian as he finished 0.27 seconds behind to take second place ahead of French pair Thomas Mermillod-Blondin and Victor Muffat-Jeandet.

The French just missed another sweep in combined after an impressive 1-2-3 in Kitzbuehel last month. But Mermillod-Blondin leapfrogged Kjetil Jansrud to finish runner-up to Pinturault in the combined standings.