2006–07 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

The 41st World Cup season was scheduled to begin on 28 October 2006, but cancellation of the opening races in Sölden delayed the season's start by two weeks. A very poor snowpack in the Alps, along with stormy weather in January, caused numerous races to be moved and rescheduled throughout the winter. The schedule included a mid-season break during the first 3 weeks of February for the World Championships in Åre, Sweden. The season concluded on 18 March 2007, at the World Cup Finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 2006/07
Discipline Men Women
Overall Norway Aksel Lund Svindal Austria Nicole Hosp
Downhill Switzerland Didier Cuche Austria Renate Götschl
Super-G United States Bode Miller Austria Renate Götschl
Giant slalom Norway Aksel Lund Svindal Austria Nicole Hosp
Slalom Austria Benjamin Raich Austria Marlies Schild
Super combined Norway Aksel Lund Svindal Austria Marlies Schild
Nations Cup Austria Austria Austria Austria
Nations Cup Overall Austria Austria
Competition
Locations 17 15
Individual 36 35
Mixed 1 1
Cancelled 2 1
Rescheduled 9 10
2007 World Cup Champions

SummaryEdit

The top two finishers from last season, Benjamin Raich of Austria and Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway, at the top of the standings for most of the season. With consistent podium performances in the speed races, which won him the Cup title in downhill, Didier Cuche of Switzerland finished a solid third overall. The 2005 overall champion and last year's third-place finisher, American Bode Miller, won four speed events but struggled in the technical events, keeping him from the top spots in the overall standings throughout the season. Before the final four individual races of the season, these four athletes still had a mathematical chance to win the overall World Cup title. The strongest newcomer was Jens Byggmark of Sweden, who won the first two races of his career on consecutive days in late January to vault temporarily into the top ranks in the slalom standings. Also in slalom, Mario Matt of Austria came back to win three races in 2007, regaining his top form from the 2000 and 2001 seasons. Matt ultimately lost the slalom title to Raich by just 5 points.

The early season on the women's side was led by Marlies Schild of Austria, who won six slaloms and a super combined, clinching both of these Cups early. But the biggest story of the season's first half was the resurgence of Austria's Renate Götschl, who was coming off a difficult 2006 season which saw her drop to 19th in the overall standings, her worst finish since 1994. She rebounded to dominate the speed events, winning four races in Super G and three in downhill, securing the trophies in both of these events. American Julia Mancuso, 2006 Olympic gold medalist, had a very strong season, scoring the first four World Cup wins of her career. Nicole Hosp of Austria had a solid season with several podium positions, but few victories. Lindsey Kildow of the US celebrated three victories before she had to drop out after the World Championships due to a knee injury. Entering the World Cup Finals, four women — Hosp, Götschl, Mancuso, and Schild — were within a 102-point range, and each of them had a realistic chance of winning the overall World Cup title.

At the World Cup Finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, both the men's and women's overall titles came down to the technical events.

On the men's side, the race came down to Raich and Svindal. Going into the technical events, Raich looked unbeatable but a DNF for him in GS meant that Svindal would have an opportunity to clinch the title on the final day in slalom, his weakest event. Svindal needed only to finish in the top fifteen and score points in order to win the title, and he achieved it in hair-raising fashion — by finishing 15th.

Marlies Schild seemed a sure bet for the women's overall title after uncharacteristically strong performances in the speed events. But she skied disastrously in the slalom, the event that she had dominated all season long, and failed to score any points. That meant she needed both a strong performance in the GS and a weak one from her lone remaining rival, Nicole Hosp. But Hosp won the race while Schild managed just sixth place, ensuring the Cup title (and the GS globe) for Hosp.

CalendarEdit

MenEdit

Event Key: DH – Downhill, SL – Slalom, GS – Giant Slalom, SG – Super Giant Slalom, KB – Classic Combined, SC – Super Combined[1]
Race Season Date Place Type Winner Second Third
29 October 2006     Sölden GS cnx  canceled
1262 1 12 November 2006     Levi SL 361    Benjamin Raich   Markus Larsson   Giorgio Rocca
1263 2 25 November 2006     Lake Louise DH 368    Marco Büchel   Manuel Osborne-Paradis   Peter Fill
1264 3 26 November 2006   SG 130    John Kucera   Mario Scheiber   Patrik Järbyn
1265 4 30 November 2006     Beaver Creek SC 092    Aksel Lund Svindal   Marc Berthod   Rainer Schönfelder
1266 5 1 December 2006   DH 369    Bode Miller   Didier Cuche   Steven Nyman
1267 6 2 December 2006   GS 312    Massimiliano Blardone   Aksel Lund Svindal   Ted Ligety
1268 7 3 December 2006   SL 362    André Myhrer   Michael Janyk   Felix Neureuther
9 December 2006     Val d'Isère DH cnx  replaced in Bormio on 28 December 2006
10 December 2006   SC cnx  replaced in Reiteralm on 10 December 2006
1269 8 [nb 1]10 December 2006     Reiteralm SC 093    Ivica Kostelić   Romed Baumann   Pierrick Bourgeat
1270 9 15 December 2006     Val Gardena SG 131    Bode Miller   Christoph Gruber   John Kucera
1271 10 16 December 2006   DH 370    Steven Nyman   Didier Cuche   Fritz Strobl
1272 11 17 December 2006     Alta Badia GS 313    Kalle Palander   Bode Miller   Didier Défago
1273 12 18 December 2006   SL 363    Markus Larsson   Ted Ligety   Ivica Kostelić
1274 13 20 December 2006     Hinterstoder SG 132    Bode Miller   Peter Fill   Hermann Maier
1275 14 21 December 2006   GS 314    Aksel Lund Svindal   François Bourque   Kalle Palander
1276 15 [nb 2]28 December 2006     Bormio DH 371    Michael Walchhofer   Didier Cuche   Mario Scheiber
1277 16 29 December 2006   DH 372    Michael Walchhofer   Peter Fill   Mario Scheiber
1278 17 6 January 2007     Adelboden GS 315    Benjamin Raich   Massimiliano Blardone   Aksel Lund Svindal
1279 18 7 January 2007   SL 364    Marc Berthod   Benjamin Raich   Mario Matt
12 January 2007     Wengen SC cnx  replaced in Wengen on 14 January 2007
1280 19 13 January 2007   DH 373    Bode Miller   Didier Cuche   Peter Fill
1281 20 [nb 3]14 January 2007   SC 094    Mario Matt   Marc Berthod   Silvan Zurbriggen
14 January 2007   SL cnx  replaced in Kitzbühel on 27 January 2007
20 January 2007     Chamonix DH cnx  replaced in Val d'Isère on 20 January 2007
1282 21 [nb 4]20 January 2007     Val d'Isère DH 374    Pierre-Emmanuel Dalcin   Erik Guay   Manuel Osborne-Paradis
21 January 2007     Chamonix SC cnx  replaced in Val d'Isère on 21 January 2007
21 January 2007     Val d'Isère SC cnx  replaced in Kvitfjell on 9 March 2007
26 January 2007     Kitzbühel SG cnx  canceled
27 January 2007   DH cnx  replaced in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on 23 February 2007
1283 22 [nb 5]27 January 2007   SL 365    Jens Byggmark   Mario Matt   Alois Vogl
1284 23 28 January 2007   SL 366    Jens Byggmark   Mario Matt   Manfred Mölgg
29 January 2007   KB cnx  canceled
1285 24 30 January 2007     Schladming SL 367    Benjamin Raich   Jens Byggmark   Mario Matt
2007 World Championships (2–18 February)
1286 25 [nb 6]23 February 2007     Garmisch-Partenkirchen DH 375    Andrej Jerman   Hans Grugger   Erik Guay
1287 26 24 February 2007   DH 376    Erik Guay   Andrej Jerman   Didier Cuche
1288 27 25 February 2007   SL 368    Mario Matt   Felix Neureuther   Benjamin Raich
1289 28 3 March 2007     Kranjska Gora GS 316    Benjamin Raich   François Bourque   Massimiliano Blardone
1290 29 4 March 2007   SL 369    Mario Matt   Benjamin Raich   Manfred Mölgg
1291 30 [nb 7]9 March 2007     Kvitfjell SC 095    Benjamin Raich   Silvan Zurbriggen   Aksel Lund Svindal
9 March 2007   DH cnx  replaced in Kvitfjell on 10 March 2007
1292 31 [nb 8]10 March 2007   DH 377    Didier Cuche   Erik Guay   Marco Büchel
10 March 2007   SG cnx  replaced in Kvitfjell on 11 March 2007
1293 32 [nb 9]11 March 2007   SG 133    Hans Grugger   Mario Scheiber   Didier Cuche
1294 33 14 March 2007     Lenzerheide DH 378    Aksel Lund Svindal   Daniel Albrecht   Christoph Gruber
1295 34 15 March 2007   SG 134    Aksel Lund Svindal   Benjamin Raich   Erik Guay
1296 35 17 March 2007   GS 317    Aksel Lund Svindal   Massimiliano Blardone   Bode Miller
1297 36 18 March 2007   SL 370    Benjamin Raich   Mario Matt   Manfred Mölgg

LadiesEdit

Event Key: DH – Downhill, SL – Slalom, GS – Giant Slalom, SG – Super Giant Slalom, SC – Super Combined[2]
Race Season Date Place Type Winner Second Third
28 October 2006     Sölden GS cnx  cancelled
1182 1 11 November 2006     Levi SL 347    Marlies Schild   Nicole Hosp   Kathrin Zettel
1183 2 25 November 2006     Aspen GS 311    Kathrin Zettel   Tanja Poutiainen   Michaela Kirchgasser
1184 3 26 November 2006   SL 348    Marlies Schild   Nicole Hosp   Therese Borssén
1185 4 1 December 2006     Lake Louise DH 304    Maria Riesch   Lindsey Kildow   Nadia Fanchini
1186 5 2 December 2006   DH 305    Lindsey Kildow   Renate Götschl   Anja Pärson
1187 6 3 December 2006   SG 144    Renate Götschl   Lindsey Kildow   Kelly VanderBeek
9 December 2006     St. Moritz DH cnx  replaced in Val d'Isère on 20 December 2006
10 December 2006   SC cnx  replaced in Reiteralm on 15 December 2006
1188 7 [nb 10]15 December 2006     Reiteralm SC 076    Marlies Schild   Michaela Kirchgasser   Kathrin Zettel
1189 8 [nb 11]16 December 2006   SG 145    Renate Götschl   Nicole Hosp   Martina Schild
16 December 2006     Val d'Isère DH cnx  replaced in Val d'Isère on 19 December 2006
17 December 2006   SG cnx  replaced in Reiteralm on 16 December 2006
1190 9 [nb 12]19 December 2006   DH 306    Julia Mancuso   Renate Götschl   Lindsey Kildow
19 December 2006     Megève SL cnx  replaced in Val d'Isère on 21 December 2006
1191 10 [nb 13]20 December 2006     Val d'Isère DH 307    Lindsey Kildow   Julia Mancuso   Anja Pärson
1192 11 [nb 14]21 December 2006   SL 349    Marlies Schild   Annemarie Gerg   Therese Borssén
1193 12 28 December 2006     Semmering GS 312    Kathrin Zettel   Nicole Hosp   Marlies Schild
1194 13 29 December 2006   SL 350    Therese Borssén   Kathrin Zettel   Marlies Schild
1195 14 4 January 2007     Zagreb SL 351    Marlies Schild   Ana Jelušić   Šárka Záhrobská
6 January 2006     Maribor GS cnx  replaced in Kranjska Gora on 6 January 2007
7 January 2006   SL cnx  replaced in Kranjska Gora on 7 January 2007
1196 15 [nb 15]6 January 2007     Kranjska Gora GS 313    Nicole Hosp   Nicole Gius   Tanja Poutiainen
1197 16 [nb 16]7 January 2007   SL 352    Marlies Schild   Šárka Záhrobská   Veronika Zuzulová
12 January 2007     Altenmarkt-Zauchensee DH cnx  replaced in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee on 13 January 2007
13 January 2007   SC cnx  replaced in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee on 14 January 2007
1198 17 [nb 17]13 January 2007   DH 308    Renate Götschl   Dominique Gisin   Julia Mancuso
1199 18 [nb 18]14 January 2007   SC 077    Julia Mancuso   Lindsey Kildow   Marlies Schild
14 January 2007   SG cnx  replaced in San Sicario on 26 January 2007
1200 19 19 January 2007     Cortina d'Ampezzo SG 146    Julia Mancuso   Nicole Hosp   Renate Götschl
1201 20 20 January 2007   DH 309    Renate Götschl   Julia Mancuso   Marie Marchand-Arvier
1202 21 21 January 2007   GS 314    Karen Putzer   Julia Mancuso   Denise Karbon
1203 22 [nb 19]26 January 2007     San Sicario SG 147    Renate Götschl   Lindsey Kildow   Christine Sponring
1204 23 27 January 2007   DH 310    Renate Götschl   Elisabeth Görgl   Maria Holaus
1205 24 28 January 2007   SG 146    Lindsey Kildow   Renate Götschl   Christine Sponring
2007 World Championships (2–18 February)
1206 25 24 February 2007     Sierra Nevada GS 315    Michaela Kirchgasser   Nicole Hosp   Tanja Poutiainen
1207 26 25 February 2007   SL 353    Marlies Schild   Tanja Poutiainen   Veronika Zuzulová
1208 27 2 March 2007     Tarvisio SC 078    Nicole Hosp   Julia Mancuso   Marlies Schild
1209 28 3 March 2007   DH 311    Julia Mancuso   Renate Götschl   Emily Brydon
1210 29 4 March 2007   SG 149    Renate Götschl   Nicole Hosp   Julia Mancuso
1211 30 10 March 2007     Zwiesel GS 316    Tanja Poutiainen   Nicole Hosp   Michaela Kirchgasser
1212 31 11 March 2007   SL 354    Marlies Schild   Anna Ottosson
  Šárka Záhrobská
1213 32 14 March 2007     Lenzerheide DH 312    Renate Götschl   Marlies Schild   Marie Marchand-Arvier
1214 33 15 March 2007   SG 150    Anja Pärson   Andrea Fischbacher   Marlies Schild
1215 34 17 March 2007   SL 355    Nicole Hosp   Anja Pärson   Veronika Zuzulová
1216 35 18 March 2007   GS 317    Nicole Hosp   Kathrin Hölzl   Michaela Kirchgasser

Nations team eventEdit

Event Key: SC – Super Combined (Super G + Slalom)
Race Season Date Place Type Winner Second Third
2 2 16 March 2007   Lenzerheide SC 002    Austria
Andrea Fischbacher
Michaela Kirchgasser
Christoph Gruber
Reinfried Herbst
Manfred Pranger
Mario Scheiber
  Italy
Chiara Costazza
Daniela Merighetti
Massimiliano Blardone
Christian Deville
Peter Fill
Manfred Moelgg
  France
Florine de LeymarieIngrid Jacquemod
Marie Marchand-Arvier
Yannick Bertrand
Jean-Baptiste Grange
Julien Lizeroux

Men's standingsEdit

Ladies' standingsEdit

Nations CupEdit

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Super combined from Val d'Isère was rescheduled to Reiteralm on 10 December 2006
  2. ^ Downhill from Val d'Isère was rescheduled to Bormio on 28 December 2006
  3. ^ Super combined from Wengen was rescheduled from 12 to 14 January 2007
  4. ^ Downhill from Chamonix was rescheduled to Val d'Isère on 20 January 2007
  5. ^ Slalom from Wengen was rescheduled to Kitzbühel on 27 January 2007
  6. ^ Downhill from Kitzbühel was rescheduled to Garmisch-Partenkirchen on 23 February 2007
  7. ^ Super combined from Chamonix first moved to Val d'Isère and canceled was rescheduled to Kvitfjell on 9 March 2007
  8. ^ Downhill from Kvitfjell was rescheduled from 9 to 10 March 2007
  9. ^ Super G from Kvitfjell was rescheduled from 10 to 11 March 2007
  10. ^ Super combined from St. Moritz was rescheduled to Reiteralm on 15 December 2006
  11. ^ Super giant slalom from Val d'Isère was rescheduled to Reiteralm on 16 December 2006
  12. ^ Downhill from Val d'Isère was rescheduled from 15 to 19 December 2006
  13. ^ Downhill from St. Moritz was rescheduled to Val d'Isère on 20 December 2006
  14. ^ Slalom from Megève was rescheduled to Val d'Isère on 21 December 2006
  15. ^ Giant slalom from Maribor was rescheduled to Kranjska Gora on 6 January 2007
  16. ^ Slalom from Maribor was rescheduled to Kranjska Gora on 7 January 2007
  17. ^ Downhill from Altenmarkt-Zauchensee was rescheduled from 12 to 13 January 2007
  18. ^ Super combined from Altenmarkt-Zauchensee was rescheduled from 13 to 14 January 2007
  19. ^ Downhill from Altenmarkt-Zauchensee was rescheduled to San Sicario on 26 January 2007

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIS: Alpine World Cup 2007 men's schedule". International Ski Federation. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  2. ^ "FIS: Alpine World Cup 2007 ladies' schedule". International Ski Federation. Retrieved 24 September 2018.

External linksEdit