Giant men at the Cortina World Ski Championships: gold for Faivre, silver for De Aliprandini

Luca De Aliprandini conquered themoney In the Male giant of the World Cup. It’s the second blue medal a Cortina after gold in the women’s parallel centered by Marta Bassino and the first in the specialty after that of Manfred Moelgg in 2013. At 30, De Aliprandini also climbs on the podium for the first time in his career and he does it at the most important moment. After a good first run, the Blues also held their ground in the second, aiming above all to cross the finish line without any particular error on the track at Labirinti. A tactic that paid off, with the time trial stopped in 2’37”88, 63 cents behind the winner, the French Mathieu Faivre. Bronze for the Austrian Marco Black (+ 0”87). Sensational fall for Alexis Pinturault, big favorite the day before and in the lead after the first round, out of play after a few doors.

From Aliprandini: “It’s a dream, teased for years”

“I don’t know what to say, the emotion manifested itself at the finish. It’s incredible. It has always been a taboo, almost a burden. I knew it was difficult, there was less visibility. I tried to put my tactics into practice, but it wasn’t easy. Even in the first run I didn’t feel good, but I went really fast. The snow was more marked, it was a difficult race. Pinturault pushed hard and made mistakes. It’s a I dream of winning the world cup medal at my place in Cortina. I almost couldn’t get up. The work paid off. It’s a revenge for the team, given the Ugly Duckling. For many years we have been insulted and ridiculed. “

The ranking of the male giant

FAIVRE (FRA)

2. FROM ALIPRANDINI (ITA)

3. BLACK (AUT)

12. TONETTI (ITA)
14. FRANZONI (ITA)

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