What a way to wrap up the weekend in Chamonix for Loic Meillard (SUI). Under blue skies, the Swiss talent defeats all his opponents one-by-one in Sunday's Parallel Giant Slalom on La Vert des Houches and claims his first World Cup victory! With this success, Meillard also wins the Parallel Giant Slalom World Cup and will be awarded the small globe at the finals in Cortina!
Meillard was enthusiastic at the end of the race: "It's always amazing to win a World Cup race, I have been skiing well in Giant Slalom lately and taking a win today close to home is special for me."
Meillard prevailed on his friend and teammate Thomas Tumler (SUI) in the big final, after eliminating Alexander Schmid (GER), Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) and Erik Read (CAN) in the previous heats.
Tumler can therefore celebrate his second World Cup podium, the first one this season!
After winning the small final in a tight fight with Ford, Alexander Schmid (GER) takes his first career podium finishing third.
Among the big names, Aleksander Kilde (NOR) finished seventh, stealing a few extra points in the overall standings over his rivals Pinturault (13th) and Kristoffersen (10th).