Alexis Pinturault wins World Cup slalom




WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) -- Alexis Pinturault of France soared from seventh place after the first run to win a World Cup slalom on Sunday.

Pinturault was almost a half-second faster than everyone else in the afternoon to finish 0.34 ahead of Felix Neureuther of Germany.

First-run leader Marcel Hirscher of Austria was third, trailing 0.63 behind Pinturault's total time of 1 minute 42.87 seconds.

Hirscher missed a chance to regain the overall standings lead from Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway, who skips slalom events. He extended his lead in the slalom discipline standings.

Pinturault rose above Ted Ligety of the United States into third place overall.

Bode Miller placed 26th, trailing Pinturault by 2.98.