Alexis Pinturault carried his outstanding giant slalom form from last year into the new World Cup campaign, dominating the season-opener on Sunday to leave his rivals in awe.
Having finished runner-up to Marcel Hirscher in the discipline standings for the past two years, the Frenchman won both runs on the Rettenbach glacier to immediately position himself as the main contender for the title.
"It's all completely new when you start a new season. Everything you've done before is over," said Pinturault after his commanding victory and his seventh straight podium in GS.
Pinturault finished in a two-run time of 2 minutes, 14.01 seconds to lead defending overall...