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Wrap of the 2018-2019 Alpine World Cup Season: Mikaela Shiffrin & Marcel Hirscher Grabs the Overall Globe

After 76 World Cup Races in 32 venues and 17 different countries, the World Cup season came to an end at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals in Soldeu El Tarter (Andorra). Ladies  1st Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) 2204 2nd Petra Vlhova (SVK) 1355 3rd Wendy Holdener (SUI) 1079 Men 1st Marcel Hirscher (AUT) 1546  2nd Alexis Pinturault (FRA) 1145 3rd Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) 1047 For the third time in her career, Mikaela Shiffrin claimed the Overall World Cup title. Thanks to improved skills i...
Tags: Sport, United States, Skiing, Lindsey Vonn, Sochi, Fis, Andorra, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Vonn, Pyeongchang, Hirscher, Ingemar Stenmark, Mikaela Shiffrin, Ted Ligety, Schladming


Alexis Pinturault Wins Last GS of the Season in Soldeu

An exciting Giant Slalom season came to an end today in Soldeu El Tarter, where Alexis Pinturault won the race and Marcel Hirscher collected the Crystal Globe. The Austrian champion finished 6th of today's race, but he had already clinched the discipline globe earlier in the season. Three wins in Val d'Isère, Alta Badia and Adelboden and three 6th places as his worst results. That's the pace and the consistency showed this season. The Olympic champion and silver medalist of the World Championsh...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Andorra, Marcel Hirscher, Adelboden, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Alexis Pinturault, Grandvalira, Soldeu, Crystal Globe, 2018-2019 Winter Season, SoldeuElTarterWCF19, 2019 Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals, Soldeu El Tarter


Pinturault leads 1st run of final World Cup giant slalom

SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — Alexis Pinturault took a clear lead in the final World Cup men’s giant slalom of the season Saturday, leaving Marcel Hirscher 1.35 seconds back. Pinturault, the Olympic and world championships bronze medalist, was 0.63 seconds faster than Matts Olsson. Swiss prospect Marco Odermatt was third, with 0.88 to make up in […]
Tags: News, Sports, Marcel Hirscher, Alexis Pinturault, Pinturault, Soldeu Andorra, Matts Olsson, Marco Odermatt


Soldeu El Tarter 2019 Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals. Men's Giant Slalom and Slalom Preview

Tomorrow the Competition moves to Soldeu to the Avet Piste for the Technical Events. In 2012 it was chosen to host the races for the Ladies Alpine Ski World Cup. For the 2019 Alpine Ski World Cup finals, the finish area has been modified with an incredible skiable platform at the bottom of the Avet course and the town of Soldeu.It is 1.259 meters long (GS course) / 571 (SL), with a vertical drop of 416 (GS) / 193 (SL) meters and an average gradient of 37% and a maximum gradient of 70%.The co...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Switzerland, Lindsey Vonn, ARE, Andorra, Zagreb, Kitzbuhel, Bansko, Meribel, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Kristoffersen, Wengen, Hirscher, Ingemar Stenmark


Hirscher wins World Cup overall title, matches Vonn record

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Marcel Hirscher has secured his eighth consecutive men’s World Cup overall title on Sunday after placing third in the penultimate slalom of the season. The Austrian holds an insurmountable lead of 509 points over second-place Alexis Pinturault of France with four events at next week’s World Cup Finals remaining. A […]
Tags: News, France, Sports, Ap, Marcel Hirscher, Vonn, Alexis Pinturault, KRANJSKA GORA Slovenia


Kristoffersen leads World Cup GS after 1st run, Hirscher 4th

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Henrik Kristoffersen continued his strong form in giant slalom on Saturday, leading the penultimate men’s World Cup race of the season after the first run. The world champion was 0.27 seconds faster than Alexis Pinturault of France and 0.32 ahead of fellow Norwegian Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen. Marcel Hirscher trailed by […]
Tags: News, France, Sports, Henrik Kristoffersen, Kristoffersen, Alexis Pinturault, KRANJSKA GORA Slovenia, Leif Kristian Nestvold Haugen Marcel Hirscher


Alexis Pinturault Wins the Alpine Combined in Bansko

Bansko is back on the World Cup Tour, with three men’s competitions held this weekend in the Bulgarian resort in the Pirin mountains. The racing weekend started today with an alpine combined, made of a super-g run and a slalom. A race in which all five World Champions from Åre 2019 participated.In that discipline, there is one active skier that’s dominating the field. It’s the reigning World Champion Alexis Pinturault. The Frenchman showed a very strong super-g performance in the morning, where ...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Bansko, Marcel Hirscher, Wengen, Hirscher, Saalbach Hinterglemm, Pirin, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Alexis Pinturault, Vincent Kriechmayr, Marco Schwarz


World champ Pinturault wins combined title

Alexis Pinturault added the season-long World Cup title in Alpine combined Friday to the world title he won 11 days ago.
Tags: Sport, Alpine, Alexis Pinturault, Pinturault


World champion Pinturault wins season-long combined title

BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Alexis Pinturault added the season-long World Cup title in Alpine combined Friday to the world championship title he won 11 days ago.
Tags: News, Alpine, Alexis Pinturault, Pinturault, Bansko Bulgaria


World champion Pinturault closes in on combined title

BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Alexis Pinturault put himself in position to win the season-long World Cup title in Alpine combined on Friday. The Frenchman, who won the world title in the discipline 11 days ago, was third after the opening super-G portion of the season-ending race. A slalom run, his strongest event, was set for […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Alexis Pinturault, Pinturault, Bansko Bulgaria


Henrik Kristoffersen Wins Giant Slalom Gold in Åre 2019

Henrik Kristoffersen found his way back to the top of the podium and he chose one of the most important races of the season to do so, earning his first World Championship medal ahead of his main contenders in giant slalom: Marcel Hirscher and Alexis Pinturault.The World Ski Championships in Åre was the stage of a very exciting giant slalom race, where the best athletes of the season battled hard to claim the medals. The winning trio is used to podium placements, as all three stood together on a ...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Skiing, Fis, ARE, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Kristoffersen, St Moritz, World Championships, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Giant Slalom, Alexis Pinturault, Kitzbuehel, Pinturault


Alexis Pinturault Wins Alpine Combined Gold in Åre 2019

He has been the top favorite in alpine combined for many years and today, for the first time, Alexis Pinturault can call himself a World Champion in that discipline. With Slovenia's Stefan Hadalin and Marco Schwarz from Austria, two youngsters complete the podium of the World Ski Championships Alpine Combined in Are 2019.The wind and warm temperatures have affected today’s alpine combined. First because in the morning, the downhill had to be shortened to avoid the exposed parts at the top, and t...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Austria, Skiing, Slovenia, Fis, ARE, Schwarz, Saalbach Hinterglemm, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Alexis Pinturault, Ski Sweden, Marco Schwarz, Alpine Combined, 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships


Pinturault wins Alpine combined gold at worlds

Alexis Pinturault produced the second-fastest slalom leg in the Alpine combined at the world championships on Monday to rise from 24th place after the downhill portion to win gold.
Tags: Sport, Alexis Pinturault


Marcel Hirscher Wins Night Slalom in Schladming

The Night Race in Schladming is a unique experience. Over 45’000 fans are cheering for the best slalom athletes in the World and pushing them down the steep Planai course. This year, Marcel Hirscher earned a third World Cup win in Schladming, over a second over his contenders Alexis Pinturault and Daniel Yule.The young guns were challenging him lately. Starting with Henrik Kristoffersen, his longtime rival, but also within his own team with Marco Schwarz or with Clement Noel the French prodigy. ...
Tags: Time, Sport, Austria, Skiing, Switzerland, Fis, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Ski Austria, Schladming, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Slalom, Alexis Pinturault, Night Slalom, Kitzbuehel


Hirscher earns 10th win of season in night slalom

Marcel Hirscher built a lead of nearly a second in the opening run of a men's World Cup night slalom Tuesday and also posted the fastest time in the second to win by 1.21 seconds ahead of Alexis Pinturault of France.
Tags: Sport, Marcel Hirscher, Hirscher, Alexis Pinturault


Hirscher leads slalom after 1st run; Noel out after 2 wins

SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — Marcel Hirscher led a men’s World Cup night slalom by nearly a second after the opening run Tuesday. The seven-time overall champion from Austria attacked from top to bottom on the Planai course to lead Daniel Yule of Switzerland by 0.99 seconds and Alexis Pinturault of France by 1.00. Ramon Zenhaeusern […]
Tags: News, France, Sports, Austria, Switzerland, Noël, Marcel Hirscher, Hirscher, Schladming, Alexis Pinturault, Daniel Yule, Austria AP, Ramon Zenhaeusern, Planai


Clément Noel Wins Kitzbühel Slalom

One week after his first victory in career in Wengen, Clément Noel skied to another triumph on the Ganslern course in Kitzbuehel. He beat superstar Marcel Hirscher and his fellow countryman Alexis Pinturault. [Author: Ski Paradise]
Tags: Sport, Austria, Skiing, Tirol, Kitzbuhel, Marcel Hirscher, Wengen, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Slalom, Club 5+ Alpine Classics, International Hahnenkamm Race, Alexis Pinturault, Kitzbuehel, 2018-2019 Winter Season, Clément Noel


Marco Schwarz Wins Alpine Combined in Wengen

The first Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined of the 2019 season took place today in Wengen. Due to the weather forecast, the jury had decided to switch the daily program and to start with the slalom run, followed by the downhill starting shortly above the Hundschopf.Today's race went to Austria's Marco Schwarz. The slalom whiz laid down an impressive downhill run and was able to defend his lead from the slalom, skiing to his first alpine combined victory in career. This comes only 18 days...
Tags: Sport, Austria, Skiing, Switzerland, Fis, Zagreb, Oslo, Wengen, Grindelwald, Victor Muffat-Jeandet, Adelboden, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, International Lauberhorn, Jungfrau Region, Ski Paradise, Alexis Pinturault


Schwarz leads opening slalom run in World Cup combined

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Marco Schwarz was fastest in the opening slalom leg of a World Cup Alpine combined event that is under threat of being dropped from the sport. The Austrian slalom specialist was 0.20 seconds ahead of Alexis Pinturault and 0.87 clear of Victor Muffat-Jeandet before the afternoon’s downhill run. Ted Ligety was […]
Tags: News, Sports, Schwarz, Ted Ligety, Victor Muffat Jeandet, Alexis Pinturault, Marco Schwarz, Wengen Switzerland


Schwarz leads opening slalom run in World Cup combined event

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Marco Schwarz took the lead in the opening slalom leg of a World Cup Alpine combined event on Friday. The Austrian slalom specialist was 0.20 seconds ahead of Alexis Pinturault and 0.87 clear of Victor Muffat-Jeandet before the afternoon’s downhill run. Ted Ligety was fourth, 1.20 behind. French teammates Pinturault and […]
Tags: News, Sports, Schwarz, Ted Ligety, Victor Muffat Jeandet, Alexis Pinturault, Pinturault, Marco Schwarz, Wengen Switzerland


Marcel Hirscher Wins World Cup GS in Adelboden

It was a very exciting race, full of goosebumps moments, on the Chuenisbärgli in Adelboden. The Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom race ended with Marcel Hirscher grabbing a 4th win in this discipline on this course, winning ahead of Henrik Kristoffersen and Thomas Fanara.After the first run, Norwegian tech whiz Henrik Kristoffersen was leading a tight field, with Marcel Hirscher (+0.12) and Alexis Pinturault (+0.18) not far behind. So all racers had to push hard in the second round, and the...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Switzerland, Fis, Oslo, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Alta Badia, Thomas Fanara, Ski Switzerland, Adelboden, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Giant Slalom, Alexis Pinturault


Kristoffersen edges Hirscher in 1st run of WCup giant slalom

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (AP) — Henrik Kristoffersen edged his main rival Marcel Hirscher for the first-run lead in a World Cup giant slalom on Saturday. Racing first, Kristoffersen was 0.12 seconds faster than Olympic champion Hirscher down the classic Chuenisbargli course. Alexis Pinturault was third fastest, with 0.18 to make up in the afternoon second run […]
Tags: News, Sports, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Kristoffersen, Hirscher, Alexis Pinturault, ADELBODEN Switzerland


5th Crown for Marcel Hirscher in Zagreb

The “slalom month” has started in Zagreb with the first of five classical slaloms to take place in January. Great conditions awaited the slalom skiers on Sljeme and Marcel Hirscher is the one that handled it the best today and crowned himself “Snow King of Zagreb” for the fifth time.Young gun Marco Schwarz, who just claimed his maiden World Cup victory in the city event in Oslo, laid down a flawless first run and took the lead, ahead of his teammates Marcel Hirscher and Manuel Feller. Unfortunat...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Croatia, Zagreb, Oslo, Marcel Hirscher, Wengen, Garmisch, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Slalom, Alexis Pinturault, Marco Schwarz, Manuel Feller, Sljeme, Medvednica


Marcel Hirscher Claims Victory in Alta Badia Parallel Giant Slalom

There aren’t too many things that Austrian Marcel Hirscher hasn’t done in his illustrious career and after today he can check another accomplishment off his list as he won his first career Parallel Giant Slalom.Under the lights in Alta Badia tonight, where he won yesterday’s giant slalom, Hirscher finally got the elusive Parallel Giant Slalom win, topping surprise finalist Thibaut Favrot (FRA) in the big final. Third place went to Favrot’s teammate Alexis Pinturault, marking the second time in a...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Skiing, Italy, Audi, Fis, Marcel Hirscher, Hirscher, Ski Italy, Alta Badia, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Alexis Pinturault, Annemarie Moser Pröll, Matts Olsson


Another Victory for King Marcel Hirscher in the Giant Slalom of Alta Badia

The Austrian phenom dominated today's race on the Gran Risa slope to take a record sixth straight win in the Alta Badia GS. Hirscher ends up with a massive 2.53 seconds ahead of Thomas Fanara, with Alexis Pinturault 2.69 behind in third. Hirscher already built up a healthy lead after the first run as he was ahead of Matts Olsson by a solid 0-94 margin. Third place after the first run was the Swiss surprise Marco Odermatt, who ultimately attacked the second run a little too hard and did not finis...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Italy, Fis, Marcel Hirscher, Olsson, Hirscher, Ski Italy, Alta Badia, Thomas Fanara, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Giant Slalom, Alexis Pinturault, Stenmark


Marcel Hirscher Wins Last World Cup Giant Slalom

The races at the World Cup Finals in Are went into the last round and both the cup and the race win went to Austria's Marcel Hirscher.As for most of the season, the battle at the top of the giant slalom rankings is between Marcel Hirscher and Henrik Kristoffersen. Despite a mistake in the first run, the Austrian could take the lead in the first run and hold on going into a shortened second run. With this he claimed his 13th win of the season, equalling a record set by Ingemar Stenmark and Herma...
Tags: Sport, Austria, Skiing, ARE, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Kristoffersen, Wengen, Ingemar Stenmark, Victor Muffat-Jeandet, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Giant Slalom, Alexis Pinturault, Ski Sweden, Hermann Maier


Marcel Hirscher Takes Victory in Kranjska Gora and the Giant Slalom Globe

There is like a “déjà vu” when you look at today’s giant slalom results from Kranjska Gora. Only two weeks after the Olympic race, the same athletes make it on the podium on the Podkoren course: Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, and Alexis Pinturault. The Olympic Champion from PyeongChang 2018 has an incredible momentum. After collecting two gold medals at the Olympics, Marcel Hirscher grabs a 56th World Cup win, the 27th in giant slalom, the 11th of this season. This one had a particular ...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Pyeongchang, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Giant Slalom, Alexis Pinturault, Pinturault, Kranjska Gora, Ski Slovenia, Vitranc Cup, Podkoren, Giant Slalom Globe, 2017-2018 Winter Season


Marcel Hirscher Wins Giant Slalom and Grabs 2nd Gold Medal in Pyeongchang 2018

Pre-race favorite Marcel Hirscher of Austria lived up to and exceeded the hype on Sunday at PyeongChang 2018 as he claimed his second gold medal of these Olympic Winter Games in the men's giant slalom. The master craftsman who seemed only to be missing Olympic gold from his resume prior to his trip to South Korea now has two to his name. With his victory, he became the 10th male alpine skier to win multiple gold medals at a single Winter Games and the first since his fellow countryman Benni R...
Tags: South Korea, France, Sport, Austria, Skiing, Sochi, Pyeongchang 2018, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Republic of Korea, Pyeongchang, Hirscher, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Slalom, Alexis Pinturault


Hirscher takes big 1st-run lead in Olympic giant slalom

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Marcel Hirscher of Austria took a big first-run lead in the men’s giant slalom on Sunday and was well positioned in his pursuit of a second gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Hirscher was 0.63 seconds faster than Alexis Pinturault of France. The pair finished 1-2 in Alpine combined on […]
Tags: News, France, Sports, Ap, Austria, Marcel Hirscher, Pyeongchang, Hirscher, Pyeongchang South Korea, Alexis Pinturault


Marcel Hirscher Wins First Olympic Gold in Men's Combined

Six times Overall winner Marcel Hirscher won pretty much everything that you can win in alpine skiing, and today he grabbed that one missing trophy: an Olympic Gold Medal. Today, his dream came true and the Austrian can finally call himself an Olympic Champion. The strong French team earned the two other spots on the podium, placing Alexis Pinturault and Victor Muffat-Jeandet as a silver and bronze medallist.Marcel Hirscher (AUT) became the fifth man to win an Olympic and world title in a men...
Tags: South Korea, Sport, Skiing, Pyeongchang 2018, Marcel Hirscher, Republic of Korea, Pyeongchang, Victor Muffat-Jeandet, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Alexis Pinturault, Kitzbuehel, Alpine Combined, 2017-2018 Winter Season, Olympic Winter Games, Marcel Hirscher AUT