French Alpine Championships 2018

25 March 2018 21:13
Adrien Théaux Chatel
Adrien Théaux Chatel -
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In France, all of the events for the National Championships were held in Chatel.

The men’s downhill kicked things off on Wednesday, won by Adrien Théaux. The three-time World Cup winner took his 11th national title ahead of teammates Johan Clarey and Nicolas Raffort.

Just like last year in Tignes, young gun Nils Allegre was able to win the super-G in Chatel to become National Champion in that discipline for the second time. He finished ahead of Adrien Théaux and Blaise Giezendanner, fourth at the Olympic Games in that discipline. The super-G also counted toward the alpine combined title. After the slalom run, Nils Allegre was able to hold on to his lead and claimed another French Champion title.

Over the weekend, the French Nationals featured the tech events. The ladies held a slalom, won by Nastaia Noens, while Victor Muffat-Jeandet took the title in the men’s giant slalom ahead of Alexis Pinturault and Thomas Fanara.

On Sunday, the French queen of giant slalom Tessa Worley proved that she truly is the fastest in this discipline. After being on the season standings' podium for the fourth time this year, she claimed a fifth national title in that discipline and sixth in her career. Like the giant slalom the day before, the men’s slalom was won by Victor Muffat-Jeandet, who is enjoying incredible momentum in the second half of this season. Young standout Robin Buffet was second and former World Champion Jean-Baptiste Grange was third.

A two-run downhill was held on the ladies’ side for the French Nationals, and Romane Miradoli claimed the win with the fastest time in the first run and the tied fastest time with Esther Paslier in the second run. After a constant season, where she entered the top 30 of the World Cup in super-G and in alpine combined, Miradoli earns a third national title - her first in downhill.

The French Championships in Chatel concluded with the ladies’ super-G on Tuesday. Tessa Worley, who also won the giant slalom this season, snagged the French Champion title in super-g as well. It marked her seventh title and 18th podium in the French Championships. The first one was earned 10 years ago, in the slalom in Isola 2000.

Full results from this series are available here.