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Alexis Pinturault wins giant slalom

Updated: February 24, 2013, 9:39 AM ET
Associated Press

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany -- Alexis Pinturault of France used a daring second run to win a World Cup giant slalom Sunday as his closest German challengers faltered.

Pinturault was second after the first heat, behind hometown favorite Felix Neureuther and ahead of Fritz Dopfer. But Dopfer crashed out in the second run and Neureuther made a mistake that dropped him down in the standings. Germany was seeking its first men's giant slalom victory in 40 years.

World Cup leader Marcel ...

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