With the Sunday’s Slalom, and after 35 Men’s races and 31 Women’s races, in addition to a successful World Ski Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, the 2020-2021 Audi FIS World Cup season has come to an end.
This season will be remembered for the absence of fans in the races due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No spectators were admitted at the World Cup events with the finish area only accessible to accredited persons. But also, the World Cup and the Alpine World Ski Championships in Cortina, has provided a model for a new normal of major international sports events in the Covid era, allowing athletes, teams, fans, and enthusiasts all over the world to return to experience the thrill of the ski competition.
Alexis Pinturault is the 2020-2021 Men's Overall World Cup Winner. After finishing runner-up twice, he finally can celebrate his very first big globe. Pinturault is the third Frenchman to win the Overall Globe, after Jean-Claude Killy (1966-1967, 1967-1968) and Luc Alphand (1996-1997). It is also the first Giant Slalom Crystal Globe for him.
The three-time Olympic medallist overtook Switzerland's Marco Odermatt in the overall and Giant Slalom standings.
Pinturault had already won seven World Cup Globes, six times in the Men's Alpine combined and one in the Parallel Event.
Sunday’s start was her 26th on the World Cup circuit this season. She finished on the podium nine times and took five victories.
Alexis Pinturault had won two medals in the Alpine World Ski Championships held in Cortina including an impressive bronze in the Super-G, and silver in the Alpine Combined.
Alexis Pinturault Statistics
FIS World Cup Starts: 276
FIS World Cup Podiums: 70
FIS World Cup Victories: 34
Men's Globe Winners of the 2020-2021 Season
Overall World Cup Winner: Alexis Pinturault (FRA)
Slalom World Cup Winner: Marco Schwarz (AUT)
Giant Slalom World Cup Winner: Alexis Pinturault (FRA)
Super-G World Cup Winner: Vincent Kriechmayr (AUT)
Downhill World Cup Winner: Beat Feuz (SUI)
Petra Vlhova can be proud to be the first Slovakian, male or female, to conquer the Overall Globe. Slovakia is the 15th country to win the overall Crystal Globe on the men's or women's side (West-Germany and Germany are counted as separate countries). The last new country to win the overall crystal globe was Slovenia when Tina Maze won the women's overall in 2012-2013.
Last season she was the winner of the Slalom and Parallel World Cup. These were her first two globes.
Petra Vlhova has competed in all events. Sunday’s start was her 31st on the World Cup circuit this season. She finished on the podium ten times and took six victories.
Petra Vlhova claimed silver in slalom and Alpine Combined at the 46th Alpine World Ski Championships held in Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Petra Vlhova Statistics
FIS World Cup Starts: 151
FIS World Cup Podiums: 44
FIS World Cup Victories: 20
Women's Globe Winners of the 2020-2021 Season
Overall World Cup Winner: Petra Vlhova (SVK)
Slalom World Cup Winner: Katharina Liensberger (AUT)
Giant Slalom World Cup Winner: Marta Bassino (ITA)
Super-G World Cup Winner: Lara Gut-Behrami (SUI)
Downhill World Cup Winner: Sofia Goggia (ITA)
Overall Nations Cup Winner: Switzerland
Best Ski Manufacturer Award: HEAD