2008–09 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

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The 43rd World Cup season began in late October 2008 in Sölden, Austria, and concluded in mid-March 2009, at the World Cup finals in Åre, Sweden.

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 2008/09
Discipline Men Ladies
Overall Norway Aksel Lund Svindal United States Lindsey Vonn
Downhill Austria Michael Walchhofer United States Lindsey Vonn
Super-G Norway Aksel Lund Svindal United States Lindsey Vonn
Giant slalom  Switzerland  Didier Cuche Finland Tanja Poutiainen
Slalom France Jean-Baptiste Grange Germany Maria Riesch
Super combined  Switzerland  Carlo Janka Sweden Anja Pärson
Nations Cup Austria Austria Austria Austria
Nations Cup Overall Austria Austria
Competition
Locations 18 16
Individual 36 34
Mixed 1 1
Cancelled 1 1
Rescheduled 3 3
2009 World Cup Champions

Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway won the overall title by two points over Benjamin Raich of Austria. Svindal returned from a season-ending injury in December 2007, and also took the season title in super-G. Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. repeated as women's overall champion, taking the title by a substantial 384 points over Maria Riesch of Germany. Vonn also repeated as the season downhill champion, and added the season title in super-G.

Being an odd-numbered year, a break in the World Cup schedule was for the biennial World Championships. The 2009 World Championships were held 2–15 February in Val-d'Isère, Savoie, France.

No pre-Olympic World Cup alpine events were run at Whistler Mountain, Canada, during the 2009 season. In late February 2008, a women's downhill and super-combined were run on Franz's Run, the women's Olympic course. The most recent men's World Cup events on the Dave Murray Downhill course were held in late February 1995. The World Cup races in North America were switched to the early part of the season in the fall of 1995, and the men's speed events at Whistler were canceled three consecutive years (December 199698) due to weather issues, which prompted the switch to Lake Louise in Alberta in December 1999.

CalendarEdit

MenEdit

Event Key: DH – Downhill, SL – Slalom, GS – Giant Slalom, SG – Super Giant Slalom, KB – Classic Combined, SC – Super Combined, PS – Parallel Slalom (promo event only)[1]
Race Season Date Place Type Winner Second Third Details
1338 1 26 October 2008     Sölden GS 326      Daniel Albrecht     Didier Cuche   Ted Ligety [1]
1339 2 16 November 2008     Levi SL 382    Jean-Baptiste Grange   Bode Miller   Mario Matt [2]
1340 3 29 November 2008     Lake Louise DH 388    Peter Fill     Carlo Janka   Hans Olsson [3]
1341 4 30 November 2008   SG 142    Hermann Maier   John Kucera     Didier Cuche [4]
4 December 2008     Beaver Creek SC cnx  heavy snowfall; replaced in Val-d'Isère on 12 December 2008[2]
1342 5 5 December 2008   DH 389    Aksel Lund Svindal   Marco Büchel   Erik Guay [5]
1343 6 6 December 2008   SG 143    Aksel Lund Svindal   Hermann Maier   Michael Walchhofer [6]
1344 7 7 December 2008   GS 327    Benjamin Raich   Ted Ligety   Aksel Lund Svindal [7]
1345 8 [nb 1]12 December 2008     Val-d'Isère SC 101    Benjamin Raich   Jean-Baptiste Grange   Marcel Hirscher [8][3]
1346 9 13 December 2008   GS 328      Carlo Janka   Massimiliano Blardone   Gauthier de Tessières [9]
14 December 2008   SL cnx  high winds; replaced in Alta Badia on 22 December 2008[4]
1347 10 19 December 2008     Val Gardena SG 144    Werner Heel     Didier Défago   Patrik Järbyn [10]
1348 11 20 December 2008   DH 390    Michael Walchhofer   Bode Miller   Manuel Osborne-Paradis [11]
1349 12 21 December 2008     Alta Badia GS 329      Daniel Albrecht   Ivica Kostelić   Hannes Reichelt [12]
1350 13 [nb 2]22 December 2008   SL 383    Ivica Kostelić   Jean-Baptiste Grange   Benjamin Raich [13]
1351 14 28 December 2008     Bormio DH 391    Christof Innerhofer   Klaus Kröll   Michael Walchhofer [14]
Promo event 2 January 2009     Moscow (unofficial) PS pro    Felix Neureuther   Jean-Baptiste Grange   Bode Miller
1352 15 6 January 2009     Zagreb SL 384    Jean-Baptiste Grange   Ivica Kostelić   Giuliano Razzoli [15]
1353 16 10 January 2009     Adelboden GS 330    Benjamin Raich   Massimiliano Blardone   Kjetil Jansrud [16]
1354 17 11 January 2009   SL 385    Reinfried Herbst   Manfred Pranger   Felix Neureuther [17]
1355 18 16 January 2009     Wengen SC 102      Carlo Janka   Peter Fill     Silvan Zurbriggen [18]
1356 19 17 January 2009   DH 392      Didier Défago   Bode Miller   Marco Sullivan [19]
1357 20 18 January 2009   SL 386    Manfred Pranger   Reinfried Herbst   Ivica Kostelić [20]
1358 21 23 January 2009     Kitzbühel SG 145    Klaus Kröll   Aksel Lund Svindal     Ambrosi Hoffmann [21]
1359 22 24 January 2009   DH 393      Didier Défago   Michael Walchhofer   Klaus Kröll [22]
1360 23 25 January 2009   SL 387    Julien Lizeroux   Jean-Baptiste Grange   Patrick Thaler [23]
1361 24 25 January 2009   KB 103      Silvan Zurbriggen   Ivica Kostelić   Natko Zrnčić-Dim [24]
1362 25 27 January 2009     Schladming SL 388    Reinfried Herbst   Manfred Pranger   Ivica Kostelić [25]
31 January 2009     Garmisch-Partenkirchen DH cnx  fog at mid-course; replaced in Kvitfjell on 6 March 2009[5]
1363 26 1 February 2009   SL 389    Manfred Mölgg   Giorgio Rocca   Reinfried Herbst [26]
2009 World Championships (2–15 February)
1364 27 21 February 2009     Sestriere GS 331      Didier Cuche   Stephan Görgl   Benjamin Raich [27]
1365 28 22 February 2009   SC 104    Romed Baumann   Julien Lizeroux     Carlo Janka
  Christof Innerhofer
[28]
1366 29 28 February 2009     Kranjska Gora GS 332    Ted Ligety   Didier Cuche   Massimiliano Blardone [29]
1367 30 1 March 2009   SL 390    Julien Lizeroux   Giuliano Razzoli   Felix Neureuther [30]
1368 31 [nb 3]6 March 2009     Kvitfjell DH 394    Manuel Osborne-Paradis   Michael Walchhofer   Aksel Lund Svindal [31]
1369 32 7 March 2009   DH 395    Klaus Kröll   Michael Walchhofer   Manuel Osborne-Paradis [32]
8 March 2009   SG cnx  snowstorm[6]
1370 33 11 March 2009     Åre DH 396    Aksel Lund Svindal     Didier Cuche   Hans Olsson [33]
1371 34 12 March 2009   SG 146    Werner Heel   Aksel Lund Svindal   Christof Innerhofer [34]
1372 35 13 March 2009   GS 333    Benjamin Raich   Ted Ligety     Didier Cuche [35]
1373 36 14 March 2009   SL 391    Mario Matt   Julien Lizeroux   Jean-Baptiste Grange [36]

LadiesEdit

Event Key: DH – Downhill, SL – Slalom, GS – Giant Slalom, SG – Super Giant Slalom, SC – Super Combined[7]
Race Season Date Place Type Winner Second Third Details
1252 1 25 October 2008     Sölden GS 325    Kathrin Zettel   Tanja Poutiainen   Andrea Fischbacher [37]
1253 2 15 November 2008     Levi SL 365    Lindsey Vonn   Maria Pietilä-Holmner   Maria Riesch [38]
1254 3 29 November 2008     Aspen GS 326    Tessa Worley   Tanja Poutiainen   Elisabeth Görgl [39]
1255 4 30 November 2008   SL 366    Šárka Záhrobská   Nicole Hosp   Tanja Poutiainen [40]
1256 5 5 December 2008     Lake Louise DH 322    Lindsey Vonn   Nadia Fanchini   Maria Riesch [41]
6 December 2008   DH cnx  heavy snowfall; replaced in Cortina d'Ampezzo on 23 January 2009[8]
1257 6 7 December 2008   SG 158    Nadia Fanchini     Fabienne Suter
  Andrea Fischbacher
[42]
1258 7 13 December 2008     La Molina GS 327    Tanja Poutiainen   Manuela Mölgg   Nicole Hosp [43]
1259 8 14 December 2008   SL 367    Maria Riesch   Lindsey Vonn   Kathrin Zettel [44]
1260 9 19 December 2008     St. Moritz SC 082    Anja Pärson   Nicole Hosp     Fabienne Suter [45]
1261 10 20 December 2008   SG 159      Lara Gut     Fabienne Suter   Nadia Fanchini [46]
21 December 2008   DH cnx  high winds; replaced in Bansko on 27 February 2009[9]
1262 11 28 December 2008     Semmering GS 328    Kathrin Zettel   Manuela Mölgg     Lara Gut [47]
1263 12 29 December 2008   SL 368    Maria Riesch   Tanja Poutiainen   Lindsey Vonn [48]
1264 13 4 January 2009     Zagreb SL 369    Maria Riesch   Nicole Gius   Šárka Záhrobská [49]
1265 14 10 January 2009     Maribor GS 329    Tina Maze   Denise Karbon   Kathrin Hölzl [50]
1266 15 11 January 2009   SL 370    Maria Riesch   Kathrin Zettel   Tanja Poutiainen [51]
1267 16 17 January 2009     Altenmarkt SC 083    Lindsey Vonn   Kathrin Zettel   Anja Pärson [52]
1268 17 18 January 2009   DH 323      Dominique Gisin
  Anja Pärson
  Lindsey Vonn [53]
22 January 2009     Cortina d'Ampezzo SG cnx  blizzard; replaced in Cortina d'Ampezzo on 26 January 2009
23 January 2009   DH cnx  heavy snowfall
1269 18 24 January 2009   DH 324      Dominique Gisin   Lindsey Vonn   Anja Pärson [54]
1270 19 25 January 2009   GS 330    Kathrin Zettel   Michaela Kirchgasser   Elisabeth Görgl [55]
1271 20 [nb 4]26 January 2009   SG 160    Jessica Lindell-Vikarby   Anna Fenninger     Andrea Dettling [56]
1272 21 30 January 2009     Garmisch-Partenkirchen SL 371    Lindsey Vonn   Maria Riesch   Maruša Ferk [57]
31 January 2009   SG cnx  fog: mid-course; replaced in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on 1 February 2009[5]
1273 22 [nb 5]1 February 2009   SG 161    Lindsey Vonn   Anja Pärson   Jessica Lindell-Vikarby [58]
2009 World Championships (2–15 February)
1274 23 20 February 2009     Tarvisio SC 084    Maria Riesch   Lindsey Vonn   Kathrin Zettel [59]
1275 24 21 February 2009   DH 325    Gina Stechert   Lindsey Vonn   Anja Pärson [60]
1276 25 22 February 2009   SG 162    Lindsey Vonn     Fabienne Suter   Tina Maze [61]
1277 26 [nb 6]27 February 2009     Bansko DH 326      Fabienne Suter   Andrea Fischbacher   Nadia Fanchini
  Lindsey Vonn
[62]
1278 27 28 February 2009   DH 327    Andrea Fischbacher   Tina Maze     Fabienne Suter [63]
1279 28 1 March 2009   SG 163    Lindsey Vonn     Fabienne Suter   Tina Maze [64]
1280 29 6 March 2009     Ofterschwang GS 331    Kathrin Zettel   Elisabeth Görgl   Tanja Poutiainen [65]
1281 30 7 March 2009   SL 372    Sandrine Aubert   Frida Hansdotter   Nicole Hosp [66]
1282 31 11 March 2009     Åre DH 328    Lindsey Vonn   Maria Riesch   Renate Götschl [67]
1283 32 12 March 2009   SG 164    Lindsey Vonn   Nadia Fanchini   Maria Riesch [68]
1284 33 13 March 2009   SL 373    Sandrine Aubert   Fanny Chmelar   Therese Borssén
  Šárka Záhrobská
[69]
1285 34 14 March 2009   GS 332    Tina Maze   Tanja Poutiainen   Manuela Mölgg [70]

Nations team eventEdit

Event Key: SC – Super Combined (Super G + Slalom)
Race Season Date Place Type Winner Second Third Details
3 1 15 March 2009     Åre SC 003    Italy
Nadia Fanchini
Nicole Gius
Daniela Merighetti
Peter Fill
Werner Heel
Manfred Mölgg
  Austria
Andrea Fischbacher
Elisabeth Görgl
Kathrin Zettel
Marcel Hirscher
Mario Matt
Hannes Reichelt
   Switzerland
Sandra Gini
Lara Gut
Fabienne Suter
Marc Berthod
Didier Cuche
Carlo Janka
[71]

Men's standingsEdit

Ladies' standingsEdit

Nations CupEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Super combined from Beaver Creek was rescheduled to Val-d'Isère on 12 December 2008
  2. ^ Slalom from Val-d'Isère was rescheduled to Alta Badia on 22 December 2008
  3. ^ Downhill from Garmisch-Partenkirchen was rescheduled to Kvitfjell on 6 March 2009
  4. ^ Super giant slalom from Cortina d'Ampezzo was rescheduled from 22 to 26 February 2009
  5. ^ Super giant slalom from Garmisch-Partenkirchen was rescheduled from 31 January 2009 to 1 February 2009
  6. ^ Downhill from St. Moritz was rescheduled to Bansko to 27 February 2009

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIS: Alpine World Cup 2009 men's schedule". International Ski Federation. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Super combined cancelled at Beaver Creek", 4 December 2008.
  3. ^ "FIS Official Communication". Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Val d'Isere: winds cancel men's slalom", 14 December 2008.
  5. ^ a b "Garmisch: Fog dooms Saturday races", 31 January 2009.
  6. ^ "Kvitfjell: Snow cancels Cup super G", 8 March 2009. Accessed 2009-03-08.
  7. ^ "FIS: Alpine World Cup 2009 ladies' schedule". International Ski Federation. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Second Louise DH cancelled by snowfall", 6 December 2008.
  9. ^ "St Moritz: High winds force DH cancellation", 21 December 2008.

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