Fanara tops all-French podium in giant slalom at WCup finals

BY foxsports • March 19, 2016

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) It was an all-French podium in the men's giant slalom on Saturday as an impressive second run from Thomas Fanara saw him edge out teammate Alexis Pinturault at the season-ending World Cup finals.

It was the first World Cup win for Fanara, who was fourth-fastest in the first run, and beat Pinturault by 0.02 seconds. Mathieu Faivre was 0.14 off the pace.

Faivre was first in the opening run, 0.2 seconds ahead of Pinturault, who had won four races in the discipline this season.

Marcel Hirscher had also won four giant slalom races this season to successfully defend his World Cup title. The Austrian finished fifth, 0.92 behind Fanara.

The 27-year-old Hirscher had also already secured a fifth successive overall title.


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