The Haut-Alpin Nils Allègre dominated the debates this morning at Les Orres to win his second national super-G title ahead of Blaise Giezendanner and Nils Alphand. The race was marked by the fall on the arrival of his young club partner, Charles Gamel Seigneur.
Like all the go-getters, running in the finish area, Nils Allègre rushed to get news from Charles Gamel Seigneur. His partner from the Serre-Chevalier club crossed the finish line, but on his stomach. He straddled the penultimate gate and fell heavily. After a slight loss of consciousness, one of the contenders for the U21 podium came to his senses, found his smile, his lip open, and his face badly damaged. He was evacuated in a tray. More fear than harm.
Meyer crowned in U21
“It spoils the party a bit,” said Nils Allègre, who waited a long time to validate his title. On the track, failing to have fun, the Haut-Alpin was impressive by dominating the debates ahead of Blaise Giezendanner (+0”81) and the other representative of “Serre-Che” Nils Allègre (+0′ ’91) to complete the podium. After the Italian Franzoso (+1”87), Adrien Théaux shares the 5e place with the surprising Edgar Meyer (+1”97), who won the title in U21. Off to a good start and title contender, Florian Loriot made a mistake. The Bornandin Emile Baur (18th) offers himself the U18 title.
“It was really hard”
“It was really hard, will say Nils Allègre, who offers himself a second title in the discipline after that of 2018 in Châtel (also accompanied by the crown in combined). The organizers did a great job to come up with a good track, but the layout was not easy. I didn’t have great feelings but I thought that the others were going to do it too. I fought. I had cut well after the World Cup finals. I just did two days of free skiing at home. There, it was a one shot! »
A great success for the Haut-Alpin, 12e of the Specialty World Cup, “with good regularity but without a big blow”.
The day continues in Les Orres with the combined slalom round scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sans Allègre and his podium companions. With Antoine Azzolin for a first coronation among the big boys.