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Richard Mille congratulates “Pintu” for his world champion...
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Richard Mille congratulates “Pintu” for his world champion title

Tuesday, 19 February 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
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Age 27, Richard Mille ambassador Alexis Pinturault has won his first Alpine combined world championship title. It’s been 37 years since a French skier won gold in that discipline.

After a Silver in this speciality at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics last year, and 21 World Cup titles to his name, Alexis Pinturault, a Richard Mille partner since 2014, can now add to his trophy cabinet a world championship gold medal in combined. This latest victory came on Monday 11 February in Åre, Sweden. Richard Mille shares in the thrill of celebrating this momentous victory, a result of unrelenting hard work and adamantine determination.

Alexis Pinturault, skieur français et ambassadeur Richard Mille
Alexis Pinturault, skieur français et ambassadeur Richard Mille

At just 27 years old, the skier from Courchevel has finally secured the title he had long coveted. Says Alexis: ‘I’m very happy. It was a long day, with time lost in downhill, then in slalom, But all’s well that ends well. I’d been on the cusp of this victory for a while, and today it’s paying off—though I almost lost a knee in the first run and have a contusion.’ To think that just 10 years ago, in 2009, the barely 18-year old Alexis Pinturault competed in his very first World Cup on this same run…

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