2007–08 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

The 42nd World Cup season began in October 2007 in Sölden, Austria and concluded on 15 March 2008, at the World Cup Finals in Bormio, Italy. (The team event scheduled for the following day was canceled, due to adverse weather conditions.) [1]

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 2007/08
Discipline Men Women
Overall United States Bode Miller United States Lindsey Vonn
Downhill Switzerland Didier Cuche United States Lindsey Vonn
Super-G Austria Hannes Reichelt Germany Maria Riesch
Giant slalom United States Ted Ligety Italy Denise Karbon
Slalom Italy Manfred Mölgg Austria Marlies Schild
Super combined United States Bode Miller Germany Maria Riesch
Nations Cup Austria Austria Austria Austria
Nations Cup Overall Austria Austria
Competition
Locations 20 18
Individual 40 35
Cancelled 1 2
Rescheduled 2 4
2008 World Cup Champions

The overall champions were Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn, both of the United States. It was Miller's second overall title and Vonn's first, and the first for an American woman in a quarter century. The last was Tamara McKinney in 1983, which was also the last U.S. sweep as Phil Mahre won his third consecutive overall title.[1][2]

Miller won the 2008 title by a margin of 111 points over runner-up Benjamin Raich of Austria, while Vonn outpaced her closest rival, Austrian Nicole Hosp, by 220 points. Austria won the Nations Cup for the 20th consecutive season, scoring more than double the points of runner-up Switzerland.

CalendarEdit

MenEdit

Event Key: DH – Downhill, SL – Slalom, GS – Giant Slalom, SG – Super Giant Slalom, KB – Classic Combined, SC – Super Combined[3]
Race Season Date Place Type Winner Second Third
1298 1 28 October 2007     Sölden GS 318    Aksel Lund Svindal   Ted Ligety   Kalle Palander
11 November 2007     Levi SL cnx  replaced in Reiteralm on 11 November 2007
1299 2 [nb 1]11 November 2007     Reiteralm SL 371    Marc Gini   Kalle Palander   Manfred Mölgg
1300 3 24 November 2007     Lake Louise DH 379    Jan Hudec   Marco Sullivan   Andreas Buder
1301 4 25 November 2007   SG 135    Aksel Lund Svindal   Benjamin Raich   Didier Cuche
1302 5 29 November 2007     Beaver Creek SC 096    Daniel Albrecht   Jean-Baptiste Grange   Ondřej Bank
1303 6 30 November 2007   DH 380    Michael Walchhofer   Steven Nyman   Didier Cuche
1304 7 2 December 2007   GS 319    Daniel Albrecht   Mario Matt   Didier Cuche
1305 8 3 December 2007   SG 136    Hannes Reichelt   Mario Scheiber   Christoph Gruber
1306 9 8 December 2007     Bad Kleinkirchheim GS 320    Massimiliano Blardone   Manfred Mölgg   Ted Ligety
1307 10 9 December 2007   SL 372    Benjamin Raich   Jens Byggmark   Manfred Mölgg
1308 11 14 December 2007     Val Gardena SG 137    Didier Cuche   Bode Miller   Marco Büchel
1309 12 15 December 2007   DH 381    Michael Walchhofer   Didier Cuche   Scott Macartney
1310 13 16 December 2007     Alta Badia GS 321    Kalle Palander   Benjamin Raich   Marc Berthod
1311 14 17 December 2007   SL 373    Jean-Baptiste Grange   Felix Neureuther   Ted Ligety
1312 15 29 December 2007     Bormio DH 382    Bode Miller   Andreas Buder   Jan Hudec
1313 16 5 January 2008     Adelboden GS 322    Marc Berthod   Daniel Albrecht   Hannes Reichelt
1314 17 6 January 2008   SL 374    Mario Matt   Benjamin Raich   Felix Neureuther
1315 18 11 January 2008     Wengen SC 097    Jean-Baptiste Grange   Daniel Albrecht   Bode Miller
1316 19 12 January 2008   SL 375    Jean-Baptiste Grange   Jens Byggmark   Ted Ligety
1317 20 13 January 2008   DH 383    Bode Miller   Didier Cuche   Manuel Osborne-Paradis
1318 21 18 January 2008     Kitzbühel SG 138    Marco Büchel   Hermann Maier   Didier Cuche
  Mario Scheiber
1319 22 19 January 2008   DH 384    Didier Cuche   Bode Miller
  Mario Scheiber
1320 23 20 January 2008   SL 376    Jean-Baptiste Grange   Jens Byggmark   Mario Matt
1321 24 20 January 2008   KB 098    Bode Miller   Benjamin Raich   Ivica Kostelić
  Rainer Schönfelder
1322 25 22 January 2008     Schladming SL 377    Mario Matt   Jean-Baptiste Grange   Manfred Mölgg
1323 26 26 January 2008     Chamonix DH 385    Marco Sullivan   Didier Cuche   Andrej Jerman
1324 27 27 January 2008   SC 099    Bode Miller   Ivica Kostelić   Rainer Schönfelder
2 February 2008     Val d'Isère DH cnx  replaced in Kvitfjell on 29 February 2008
1325 28 3 February 2008   SC 100    Bode Miller   Ivica Kostelić   Natko Zrnčić-Dim
1326 29 9 February 2008     Garmisch SL 378    Reinfried Herbst   Manfred Mölgg   Ivica Kostelić
1327 30 17 February 2008     Zagreb SL 379    Mario Matt   Ivica Kostelić   Reinfried Herbst
1328 31 21 February 2008     Whistler SG 139    Christoph Gruber   Hannes Reichelt   Aleš Gorza
1329 32 24 February 2008   GS 323    Hannes Reichelt   Didier Cuche   Benjamin Raich
1330 33 [nb 2]29 February 2008     Kvitfjell DH 386    Werner Heel   Bode Miller   Klaus Kröll
1331 34 1 March 2008   DH 387    Bode Miller   Didier Cuche   Werner Heel
1332 35 2 March 2008   SG 140    Georg Streitberger   Bode Miller   Didier Cuche
1333 36 8 March 2008     Kranjska Gora GS 324    Ted Ligety   Manfred Mölgg   Massimiliano Blardone
1334 37 9 March 2008   SL 380    Manfred Mölgg   Ivica Kostelić   Marcel Hirscher
12 March 2008     Bormio DH cnx  warm weather and deteriorated course conditions
1335 38 13 March 2008   SG 141    Hannes Reichelt   Didier Défago   Aleš Gorza
1336 39 14 March 2008   GS 325    Ted Ligety   Benjamin Raich   Cyprien Richard
1337 40 15 March 2008   SL 381    Reinfried Herbst   Daniel Albrecht   Marcel Hirscher

LadiesEdit

Event Key: DH – Downhill, SL – Slalom, GS – Giant Slalom, SG – Super Giant Slalom, SC – Super Combined[4]
Race Season Date Place Type Winner Second Third
1217 1 27 October 2007     Sölden GS 318    Denise Karbon   Julia Mancuso   Kathrin Zettel
10 November 2007     Levi SL cnx  replaced in Reiteralm on 10 November 2007
1218 2 [nb 3]10 November 2007     Reiteralm SL 356    Marlies Schild   Nicole Hosp   Chiara Costazza
1219 3 24 November 2007     Panorama GS 319    Denise Karbon   Elisabeth Görgl   Manuela Mölgg
1220 4 25 November 2007   SL 357    Marlies Schild   Šárka Záhrobská   Ana Jelušić
1221 5 1 December 2007     Lake Louise DH 313    Lindsey Vonn   Renate Götschl   Britt Janyk
1222 6 2 December 2007   SG 151    Martina Schild   Maria Riesch   Jessica Lindell-Vikarby
1223 7 8 December 2007     Aspen DH 314    Britt Janyk   Marlies Schild   Renate Götschl
8 December 2007   SG cnx  replaced in Cortina d'Ampezzo from 18 to 21 January 2008[5]
1224 8 9 December 2007   SL 358    Nicole Hosp   Tanja Poutiainen   Kathrin Zettel
15 December 2007     Val d'Isère DH cnx  replaced in St. Moritz on 15 December 2007
16 December 2007   SG cnx  replaced in St. Moritz on 16 December 2007
1225 9 [nb 4]15 December 2007     St. Moritz DH 315    Anja Pärson   Lindsey Vonn   Maria Riesch
1226 10 [nb 5]16 December 2007   SG 152    Anja Pärson   Emily Brydon   Renate Götschl
1227 11 21 December 2007     St. Anton DH 316    Lindsey Vonn   Kelly VanderBeek   Julia Mancuso
1228 12 22 December 2007   SC 079    Lindsey Vonn   Maria Riesch   Julia Mancuso
1229 13 28 December 2007     Lienz GS 320    Denise Karbon   Julia Mancuso   Nicole Gius
1230 14 29 December 2007   SL 359    Chiara Costazza   Nicole Hosp   Tanja Poutiainen
1231 15 5 January 2008     Špindlerův Mlýn GS 321    Denise Karbon   Tanja Poutiainen   Elisabeth Görgl
1232 16 6 January 2008   SL 360    Marlies Schild   Veronika Zuzulová   Maria Riesch
1233 17 12 January 2008     Maribor GS 322    Elisabeth Görgl   Manuela Mölgg   Denise Karbon
1234 18 13 January 2008   SL 361    Nicole Hosp   Veronika Zuzulová   Marlies Schild
1235 19 19 January 2008     Cortina d'Ampezzo DH 317    Lindsey Vonn   Anja Pärson   Emily Brydon
1236 20 20 January 2008   SG 153    Maria Holaus   Julia Mancuso   Nicole Hosp
1237 21 [nb 6]21 January 2008   SG 154    Maria Riesch   Elisabeth Görgl   Renate Götschl
1238 22 26 January 2008     Ofterschwang GS 323    Denise Karbon   Nicole Hosp   Elisabeth Görgl
1239 23 27 January 2008   SL 362    Marlies Schild   Therese Borssen   Nicole Hosp
1240 24 2 February 2008     St. Moritz DH 318    Tina Maze   Maria Holaus   Lara Gut
1241 25 3 February 2008   SG 155    Emily Brydon   Elisabeth Görgl   Renate Götschl
1242 26 9 February 2008     Sestriere DH 319    Lindsey Vonn   Kelly VanderBeek   Nadia Fanchini
1243 27 10 February 2008   SG 156    Andrea Fischbacher
  Fabienne Suter
  Maria Riesch
1244 28 15 February 2008     Zagreb SL 363    Tanja Poutiainen   Marlies Schild   Veronika Zuzulová
1245 29 22 February 2008     Whistler DH 320    Nadia Styger   Lindsey Vonn   Julia Mancuso
1246 30 23 February 2008   SC 080    Maria Riesch   Marlies Schild   Anja Pärson
1 March 2008     Zwiesel SL cnx  lightning & high winds[6]
2 March 2008   GS cnx 
1247 31 8 March 2008     Crans-Montana DH 321    Lindsey Vonn   Renate Götschl   Nadia Fanchini
1248 32 9 March 2008   SC 081    Anja Pärson   Maria Riesch   Lindsey Vonn
12 March 2008     Bormio DH cnx  warm weather & deteriorated course conditions
1249 33 13 March 2008   SG 157    Fabienne Suter   Lindsey Vonn   Alexandra Meissnitzer
1250 34 14 March 2008   SL 364    Marlies Schild   Veronika Zuzulová   Šárka Záhrobská
1251 35 15 March 2008   GS 324    Elisabeth Görgl   Manuela Mölgg   Kathrin Zettel

Nations team eventEdit

Event Key: SC – Super Combined (Super G + Slalom)
Race Season Date Place Type Winner Second Third|
16 March 2008     Bormio SC cnx  fog and rain

Men's standingsEdit

Ladies' standingsEdit

Nations CupEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Slalom from Levi was rescheduled to Reiteralm on 11 November 2007
  2. ^ Downhill from Val d'Isère was rescheduled to Kvitfjell on 29 February 2008
  3. ^ Slalom from Levi was rescheduled to Reiteralm on 10 November 2007
  4. ^ Downhill from Val d'Isère was rescheduled to St. Moritz on 15 December 2007
  5. ^ Super giant slalom from Val d'Isère was rescheduled to St. Moritz on 16 December 2007
  6. ^ Super giant slalom from Cortina d'Ampezzo was rescheduled to Aspen from 18 to 21 January 2008

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b ski-mag.com Archived 25 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine - Bormio - Nations Team Event Cancelled - 2008-03-16 - accessed 2011-11-02
  2. ^ ESPN.com - Olympic sports - Alpine Skiing - U.S. skiers Miller, Vonn begin World Cup title defense this weekend - 2008-10-24 - accessed 2011-11-02
  3. ^ "FIS: Alpine World Cup 2008 men's schedule". International Ski Federation. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  4. ^ "FIS: Alpine World Cup 2008 ladies' schedule". International Ski Federation. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  5. ^ Ski Racing.com - Aspen: Janyk tops DH held in controversial conditions - 2007-12-08 - accessed 2011-11-02
  6. ^ "FIS-Ski event page". Archived from the original on 2 January 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2008.

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