Alexis Pinturault

You have to win to earn respect

Alexis Pinturault performs at the FIS Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom World Cup in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia on March 4, 2016
© Erich Spiess/ASP/Red Bull

Hi, my name is Alexis Pinturault. My discipline is alpine skiing. I was born on 20 March 1991 in Moûtiers, Savoie, France. My special talent is football. The most important person in my life is my dad, Claude. He taught me that you have to win to earn respect.

Bio

"I want to make history in my sport," says French alpine skiing pro Alexis Pinturault, and he's done just that.

It was obvious from an early age, when he first became Junior world champion, that Pinturault was destined for great things. Though polite, kind and discreet, he also has a quiet determination he puts into action.

He was brought up to be a winner. "My dad, Claude, is demanding," he says. "He knows his business and has always told me that you have to win to earn respect. My mother is athletic too… I must have inherited their competitive genes." He chose skiing over another promising career in football.

It was a wise move. At the end of the 2013–14 season, Pinturault claimed third place in the overall World Cup rankings and a bronze medal in the Sochi Olympics. 2015–16 was even better and brought him a hard-earned Crystal Globe in the FIS Combined World Cup.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2017
    1. 1st Place Overall: FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup – Combined

  2. 2017
    1. 2nd Place: FIS Skiing World Cup

      Stockholm, Sweden

    2. 1st Place: FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup – Giant Slalom

      Adelboden, Switzerland

  3. 2016
    1. 1st Place: FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Giant Slalom

      Val d'Isere, France

    2. 1st Place: FIS Alpine Ski World Cup – Giant Slalom

      Sölden, Austria

    3. 2nd Place: FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Giant Slalom

      St. Moritz, Switzerland

    4. 1st Place: FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Giant Slalom

      Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

    5. 1st Place Overall: FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup, Giant Slalom

      Hinterstoder, Austria