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Pinturault slaloms to super-combined win

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French tyro Alexis Pinturault used all his slalom expertise to comprehensively win Sunday's World Cup super-combined to mark himself out as a medal favourite for the Sochi Olympics. 

Alexis Pinturault of France competes on January 26, 2014 in the FIS men's Alpine ski World Cup Super Combined race in Kitzbuehel

The 22-year-old clocked a total of 2min 02.79sec over a super-G and a slalom, standing 12th fastest after the first event but going on to set a lead time of 51.72sec in the technical event to finish ahead of reigning world champion in the discipline, American Ted Ligety.

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