An intransigent search for excellence
Alexis Pinturault aims to become the best skier in the world and the Frenchman has a relatively simple approach to achieving his goal: ‘To make a mark on your sport, you have to win everywhere. And to win, you have to ski fast!’ Now, while he must put this implacable logic into practice, Pinturault actually does have the capacity to achieve his dream of becoming a top skier of uncontested versatility. At just 24 years old, the young champion from Savoy has already climbed onto a World Cup podium 28 times, and nine of these on the top step! He also twice won the Junior World Championships in Giant slalom—which purists consider the absolute expression of skiing. But if you talk about these (more than honourable) results in front of Pinturault, you can be sure that he will grimace rather than express satisfaction. Already a feared competitor in Slalom and Giant slalom, Alexis wants to excel in all the disciplines, and is putting all his efforts into trying to win in pure speed disciplines, namely the Super-G and downhill events.