World champion Alexis Pinturault edged out Austria's Marcel Hirscher to win Friday's World Cup alpine combined in Bansko. Pinturault timed a total of 1min 55.55sec over a super-G and a slalom, 0.68sec ahead of Hirscher, with Slovenia's Stefan Hadalin, who took silver behind the Frenchman at the Are worlds, in third just one-hundredth of a second adrift. It was the 22nd victory of Pinturault's career and also guaranteed him a fifth small globe for topping the discipline standings, having previously tied in 2013 and 2014, and come out overall winner in 2016 and 2017.
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