Pietro Piller Cottrer

Pietro Piller Cottrer (born 20 December 1974) is an Italian former cross-country skier who won gold medal in the 4 x 10 km relay at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. He was born at Sappada, province of Belluno.

Pietro Piller Cottrer
Pietro Piller Cottrer 2006.jpg
Piller Cottrer at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
Country Italy
Born (1974-12-20) 20 December 1974 (age 45)
Pieve di Cadore, Italy
Ski clubC.S. Carabinieri
World Cup career
Seasons19952012
Individual wins6
Team wins4
Indiv. podiums21
Team podiums20
Indiv. starts229
Team starts47
Overall titles0 – (3rd in 2008)
Discipline titles1 – (1 DI: 2009)

CareerEdit

Piller Cottrer's first relevant success in the cross-country skiing world cup came in 1997, when he won the 50 km race at the Holmenkollen ski festival. In the same year he won the bronze medal with the Italian relay at the world championships in Trondheim. Thanks to Piller Cottrer's presence, the Italian relay confirmed as one of the best in the world winning silver medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics and, better, to gold medal in the home Olympics of Turin. He also won an Olympic bronze medal in the 15 + 15 km pursuit.

His successes include a World Championship gold medal in the 15 km freestyle pursuit at Oberstdorf (2005), and a total of seven victories in the World Cup. The latest in Vancouver 2009.

Piller Cottrer won a bronze medal in the 15 km + 15 km double pursuit at the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Sapporo.

At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver Piller Cottrer skied a 34:00.9 in the 15 km freestyle event and won the silver medal. In February 2013, Piller Cottrer announced his retirement.

World Cup resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[1]

World Cup standingsEdit

 Season   Age  Season standings Ski Tour standings
Overall Distance Long Distance Middle Distance Sprint Nordic
Opening
Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
1995 21 51 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1996 22 60 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1997 23 13 N/A 4 N/A 5 N/A N/A N/A
1998 24 17 N/A 14 N/A 21 N/A N/A N/A
1999 25 38 N/A 43 N/A 42 N/A N/A N/A
2000 26 23 N/A 21 18 27 N/A N/A N/A
2001 27 4 N/A N/A N/A 18 N/A N/A N/A
2002 28 15 N/A N/A N/A NC N/A N/A N/A
2003 29 18 N/A N/A N/A 77 N/A N/A N/A
2004 30 12 10 N/A N/A NC N/A N/A N/A
2005 31 35 19 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2006 32 13 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2007 33 17 27 N/A N/A NC N/A 27 N/A
2008 34 3 2 N/A N/A 19 N/A 7 4
2009 35 5 1 N/A N/A 54 N/A 7 14
2010 36 15 11 N/A N/A NC N/A DNF 11
2011 37 87 52 N/A N/A NC 27
2012 38 NC NC N/A N/A NC 84

Individual podiumsEdit

  • 6 victories – (5 WC, 1 SWC)
  • 21 podiums – (20 WC, 1 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1 1996–97 15 March 1997   Oslo, Norway 50 km Individual F World Cup 1st
2 1999–00 2 February 2000   Trondheim, Norway 10 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
3 26 February 2000   Falun, Sweden 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
4 2000–01 14 March 2001   Borlänge, Sweden 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
5 25 March 2001   Kuopio, Finland 60 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
6 2001–02 16 March 2002   Oslo, Norway 50 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
7 2002–03 23 November 2002   Kiruna, Sweden 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
8 16 March 2003   Lahti, Finland 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
9 2003–04 22 November 2003   Beitostølen, Norway 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
10 6 January 2004   Falun, Sweden 15 km + 15 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 2nd
11 2005–06 15 December 2005   Canmore, Canada 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
12 14 January 2006   Val di Fiemme, Italy 30 km Mass Start F World Cup 3rd
13 2007–08 15 December 2007   Rybinsk, Russia 30 km Mass Start F World Cup 3rd
14 1 January 2008   Nové Město, Czech Republic 15 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 1st
15 25 January 2008   Canmore, Canada 15 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
16 14 March 2008   Bormio, Italy 3.3 km Individual F World Cup 1st
17 2008–09 22 November 2008   Gällivare, Sweden 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
18 17 January 2009   Whistler, Canada 15 km + 15 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 1st
19 8 March 2009   Lahti, Finland 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
20 2009–10 5 February 2010   Canmore, Canada 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
21 13 March 2010   Oslo, Norway 50 km Mass Start F World Cup 2nd

Team podiumsEdit

  • 4 victories – (4 RL)
  • 20 podiums – (19 RL, 1 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1  1996–97  28 February 1997   Trondheim, Norway 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Championships[1] 3rd Di Centa / Fauner / F. Valbusa
2  1997–98  7 December 1997   Santa Caterina, Italy 4 × 10 km Relay F World Cup 2nd Maj / Fauner / De Zolt Ponte
3 11 January 1998   Ramsau, Austria 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Maj / F. Valbusa / Fauner
4  1998–99  29 November 1998   Muonio, Finland 4 × 10 km Relay F World Cup 3rd Maj / Fauner / Pozzi
5 10 January 1999   Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd F. Valbusa / Maj / Fauner
6 8 March 1999   Vantaa, Finland Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Fauner
7 1999–00 27 February 2000   Falun, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay F World Cup 1st F. Valbusa / Maj / Zorzi
8  2000–01  18 March 2001   Falun, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Fauner / Maj / Zorzi
9 2002–03 24 November 2002   Kiruna, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Di Centa / F. Valbusa / Zorzi
10 1 December 2002   Rukatunturi, Finland 2 × 5 km / 2 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Paruzzi / F. Valbusa / S. Valbusa
11 8 December 2002   Davos, Switzerland 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Di Centa / Schwienbacher / Zorzi
12 23 March 2003   Falun, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Di Centa / F. Valbusa / Zorzi
13  2003–04  11 January 2004   Otepää, Estonia 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Carrara / Checchi / F. Valbusa
14  2004–05  21 November 2004   Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Di Centa / F. Valbusa / Zorzi
15 12 December 2004   Val di Fiemme, Italy 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Di Centa / F. Valbusa / Zorzi
16 20 March 2005   Falun, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Clara / Checchi / Di Centa
17 2005–06 15 January 2006   Val di Fiemme, Italy 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Di Centa / Checchi / Zorzi
18  2006–07  4 February 2007   Davos, Switzerland 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Checchi / Di Centa / Santus
19  2007–08  9 December 2007   Davos, Switzerland 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Di Centa / Checchi / Zorzi
20  2010–11  6 February 2011   Rybinsk, Russia 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Checchi / Di Centa / Clara

Note: 1 Until the 1999 World Championships, World Championship races were included in the World Cup scoring system.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athlete : PILLER COTTRER Pietro". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 5 February 2018.

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