Sofia Goggia and Beat Feuz Claims the 2020-2021 Downhill World Cup Title


In the end, due to heavy snowfall and weather current conditions, it was not possible and the Men's and Women's Downhill races in Lenzerheide had to be canceled. According to World Cup Rules (Art.19.1), the races will not be rescheduled.

The current leaders of the Downhill standings, Sofia Goggia and Beat Feuz, will be honored as Winner of the Downhill World Cup.



Sofia Goggia finished on the podium five times, including four victories -Crans Montana (2), St. Anton, and Val d'Isère (19 December), and one-second place in Val d'Isère (18 December). She won four World Cup Downhill races in a row, - the first woman to do that since Lindsey Vonn won 4 in a row from January to March 2018 -, before she missed the next two World Cup races in this discipline as well as the world championships due to a knee injury.

Goggia celebrates her second Downhill globe of his career. In 2018 she claimed her career-first crystal globe with the Downhill discipline title.

Goggia joins Isolde Kostner (2000-2001 and 2001-2002) as the only two Italian women to win the Women's Downhill crystal globe on multiple occasions.


Sofia Goggia of Italy confirmed her position as the current best downhiller in the world by claiming Olympic gold at PyeongChang 2018.


Statistics


FIS World Cup Starts: 130

FIS World Cup Podiums: 32

FIS World Cup Victories: 11 (8 Downhill, 3 Super-G)


Women's Downhill World Cup Final Standings

  1. Sofia Goggia 480

  2. Corinne Suter 410

  3. Lara Gut-Behrami 383

  4. Breezy Johnson 330

  5. Kira Weidle 265



Beat Feuz finished on the podium five times, including two victories (both in the Hahnenkammrennen in kitzbühel), in the 7 Downhill races this season. The Swiss speed machine celebrates the fourth consecutive Downhill globe of his career.

Feuz is the second man to win the Downhill globe in four successive seasons, after Franz Klammer from 1974-1975 to 1977-1978. Only Klammer (5, he won also in 1983) and Didier Cuche (4, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011) have won the Men's Downhill crystal globe at least four times.

Beat Feuz finished on the podium in each of the last four downhill events in the World Cup. Following his double in Kitzbühel, Feuz came runner-up in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (5 February) and Saalbach-Hinterglemm (6 March).

Proof of his consistency, he has finished inside the top 10 in each of his last 33 Downhill races he competed in the World Cup since Aspen on 15 March 2017 (13th position).

Before the season started, Beat Feuz had emphasized what a new Downhill World Cup Title would mean for him. "From a purely sporting point of view, there is nothing more valuable because you have to drive consistently at the top level for a season. Before my first globe win, because of my injury history, I never believed that I would ever achieve this even once", he explained in an interview with "Blick".


Beat Feuz finished in the third position in the Downhill at PyeongChang 2018 claiming his first Olympic medal.

He finished on the podium in Downhill in three World Ski Championships, Vail/Beaver Creek 2015 (Bronze), St. Moritz 2017 (Gold), Cortina d'Ampezzo 2021 (Bronze).


Statistics


FIS World Cup Starts: 189

FIS World Cup Podiums: 52

FIS World Cup Victories: 15 (12 Downhill, 3 Super-G)


Men's Downhill World Cup Final Standings

  1. Beat Feuz 486

  2. Matthias Mayer 418

  3. Dominik Paris 338

  4. Johan Clarey 272

  5. Vincent Kriechmayr 267


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