There is a race in Bormio and the winner is not Paris. That's the big news of the weekend.
Alexis Pinturault (FRA) is the hero of the day as he claims the first Alpine Combined of the season in great style, ahead of Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) and Loic Meillard (SUI).
The French skier finished the very challenging Super G in 12th position, 0.97s behind Kilde, who was leading after the Super G. Pinturault skied a very convincing and solid slalom run to climb up 11 positions and take his 26th career victory.
The man who really impressed today was Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, who only lost one position in the second run thanks to a nearly perfect slalom performance. The Norwegian finished second 0.51s behind Pinturault and now leads the Overall Ranking.
Loic Meillard was 8th after the Super G and was able to signficantly improve his position in the slalom run to achieve his third World Cup podium.
The Alpine Combined wrapped up a fantastic long weekend of races in Bormio with the only negative news being Hannes Reichelt's ACL (tear) injury. The 39-year-old Austrian has undergone surgery and unfortunately his season finishes here. We wish him a good and speedy recovery!
The Tour now takes a couple of days off to celebrate the new year and comes back on the 4th of January with a women's Slalom race in Zagreb (CRO).