The merited downhill and Super-G skier Theaux has competed in the World cup, the Olympics and the World championships. In February he won the bronze medal in super-G in the world championships in Beaver Creek, USA.
– The course here is a bit shorter than I'm used to, but it went well anyway. I had a really good first run and managed to keep the lead from that on, says Adrien.
The victory today meant that he also beat his fellow countryman and giant slalom specialist Steve Missillier who took a silver medal in the giant slalom in Sochi Olympics. Missillier, by many considered a gold medal favorite had to settle for a seventh place, one second and 47 hundreths behind Theaux.
Another medal for Tessa Worley
Not very surprisingly the French giant slalom specialist Tessa Worley won the women's class, before her team mates Marion Bertrand and Laurie Mougel. Tessa Worley is also one of the alpine superstars, with a bronze medal from the World Championship in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2011 and a gold medal in giant slalom at the World Championship in Schladming 2013. And she is very satisfied with today's race.
– It felt very good, it's a nice day with perfect conditions, and I can't complain about the results either, says Tessa.
And now she is hoping for a good result in the slalom competition on Thursday as well.
– Giant slalom is my specialty, so that will be less favourable for me, but I really like it and want to do good tomorrow, says Tessa.
The slalom races will start Thursday 1100 in Storklinten with the alpine stars Tessa Worley and Adrien Theaux in the lineup. Don't miss it.