Vive la France!

During Wednesdays competition in the World Military Skiing Championships the men's and women's giant slalom was settled, and the French stood victorious in both classes. Adrien Theaux won the men's class before the fins Eemeli Pirinen and Max Luukko. In the women's class France won all three medals.

The alpine star Tessa Worley signing autographs Photo: Jesper Sundström/Swedish armed forces
Alpine stars visits Boden. In February Adrien Theaux won a World championship bronze medal in Super-G in Beaver Creek. This Wednesday he won the Military world championship in giant slalom in Storlklingen, Boden. Photo: Jesper Sundström/Swedish armed forces
Tessa Worley inspecting the slope Photo: Joel Thungren/Swedish armed forces
Eemeli Pirinen, Finland, silver medalist in men's giant slalom. Photo: Jesper Sundström/Swedish armed forces
 The French skiers Tessa Worley and Laurie Mougel preparing for the second run. Photo: Jesper Sundström/Swedish armed forces
The French giant slalom medalists. Marion Bertrand, Tessa Worley and Laurie Mougel. Photo: Joel Thungren/Swedish armed forces
The giant slalom medalists. Eemeli Pirinen, Finland, Adrien Theaux, France and Max Luukko, Finland. Photo: Joel Thungren/Swedish armed forces

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.