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Skiing: 5 things to know about Nils Allègre, fabulous winner of the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Super G

French alpine skiing continues.

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Skiing: 5 things to know about Nils Allègre, fabulous winner of the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Super G

French alpine skiing continues. After the successes of Cyprien Sarrazin (4, including the resounding double in Kitzbühel on January 20 and 21), French skiing achieved another victory this winter. With Nils Allègre (30 years old), winner of the Garmisch-Partekirchen Super G (ahead of the Italian Guglielmo Bosca at 0''18) and the Swiss Loic Meillard at 0''25 and Marco Odermatt at 0''28; Cyprien Sarrazin had to settle for 11th place at 0”64).

Nils Allègre had never been on a World Cup podium before but he was hovering around it. The specialists were waiting for it. He had thus signed 6 places in the top 10 this season, including a 4th place in the downhill in Val Gardena, a 6th place in the Super G in Bormio or a 9th place in the second downhill in Kitzbühel. Along with, to boost his confidence, victory during a training session on the legendary Austrian descent. Proof that success was just around the corner. The fruit of the contribution of Cyprien Sarrazin's confidence because when in daily training you can measure yourself against one of the best skiers in the world, the benefits are found in the race.

Born in Briançon, Nils Allègre, as is often the case in the mountains, started skiing very early. He started at 2 and a half years old with his parents, in Serre Chevalier. He then joined the French team in 2011, at the age of 17. In 2018, he became double French Champion in Super-G and combined.

In his quest for results, Nils Allègre had already signed a top performance in the German resort with a 4th place in the Super G of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2021 (won by the Austrian Vincent Kriechmayr, ahead of his compatriot Matthias Mayer and the Swiss Marco Odermatt).

Nils Allègre is the 5th Frenchman to win a Super G in the World Cup. He follows in the footsteps of Luc Alphand, Franck Piccard, Alexis Pinturault and Cyprien Sarrazin.

In the 1990s, a speed group composed of Franck Piccard, Luc Alphand, Jean-Luc Crétier and Denis Rey called the Tops Gun offered French skiing very high level performances (gold and silver medals at the Olympics, general classification of the World Cup). Nils Allègre is part of a speed group led by Cyprien Sarrazin who has many talents (Maxence Muzaton, Blaise Giezendanner, Matthieu Bailet and Adrien Théaux). “Nils is a guy who deserves it, a hard worker, a big talent. He deserves his place on the podium. Lately, we've been talking a lot about Cyp' (Sarrazin) but the speed team is very strong, we saw it in Kitzbühel (4 Tricolores in the Top 10). It wasn't the most beautiful Super G but he made it beautiful,” summed up Clément Noël, the Olympic slalom champion, on Eurosport. “I'm very happy for Nils (...), we're in a lot of competition and he did a perfect run, incredibly accurate, and today it paid off,” added Cyprien Sarrazin.

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