1980 Alpine Skiing World Cup

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The 14th World Cup season began in December 1979 in France and concluded in March 1980 in Austria.

Andreas Wenzel of Liechtenstein edged out Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden for the overall title. Wenzel's older sister, Hanni Wenzel, won the women's overall title.

A break in the schedule in February was for the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, U.S.A..

Men[edit]

Calendar[edit]

Race No Discipline Place Date
1 Downhill Val d'Isère, France December 7, 1979
2 Giant Slalom Val d'Isère, France December 8, 1979
3 Combined Race 1 and 2
4 Slalom Madonna di Campiglio, Italy December 11, 1979
5 Giant Slalom Madonna di Campiglio, Italy December 12, 1979
6 Downhill Val Gardena, Italy December 16, 1979
7 Combined Race 4 and 6
8 Downhill Pra Loup, France January 6, 1980
9 Slalom Lenggries, West Germany January 8, 1980
10 Downhill Kitzbühel, Austria January 12, 1980
11 Combined Race 9 and 10
12 Slalom Kitzbühel, Austria January 13, 1980
13 Downhill Wengen, Switzerland January 18, 1980
14 Downhill Wengen, Switzerland January 19, 1980
15 Slalom Wengen, Switzerland January 20, 1980
16 Giant Slalom Adelboden, Switzerland January 21, 1980
17 Slalom Chamonix, France January 27, 1980
1980 Winter Olympics Lake Placid, New York, US February 14–23, 1980
18 Giant Slalom Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, US February 26, 1980
19 Slalom Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, US February 27, 1980
20 Giant Slalom Mont St. Anne, QC, Canada March 1, 1980
21 Downhill Lake Louise, AB, Canada March 4, 1980
22 Combined Race 17 and 21
23 Giant Slalom Oberstaufen, West Germany March 8, 1980
24 Slalom Cortina, Italy March 10, 1980
25 Giant Slalom Cortina, Italy March 11, 1980
26 Giant Slalom Saalbach, Austria March 13, 1980
27 Slalom Saalbach, Austria March 15, 1980

Men's overall results[edit]

see complete table

In Men's Overall World Cup 1979/80 the best four downhills, best four giant slaloms, best four slaloms and best three combined count. 27 racers had a point deduction. Ingemar Stenmark had 128 points deduction and won 11 races! Andreas Wenzel was able to collect points in all disciplines by winning three events and had only 8 points deduction.

Place Name Country Total Points Downhill Giant Slalom Combined
1 Andreas Wenzel  Liechtenstein 204 23 65 51 65
2 Ingemar Stenmark  Sweden 200 0 100 100 0
3 Phil Mahre  United States 132 0 41 36 55
4 Bojan Križaj  Yugoslavia 131 0 54 77 0
5 Anton Steiner  Austria 130 14 15 41 60
6 Jacques Lüthy   Switzerland 116 0 71 45 0
7 Hans Enn  Austria 100 0 75 25 0
8 Herbert Plank  Italy 91 80 0 0 11
9 Peter Müller   Switzerland 87 87 0 0 0
Peter Lüscher   Switzerland 87 0 39 11 37
11 Ken Read  Canada 79 79 0 0 0
12 Steve Mahre  United States 72 0 8 44 20
13 Petar Popangelov  Bulgaria 70 0 6 64 0
14 Aleksandr Zhirov  Soviet Union 68 0 14 54 0
15 Harti Weirather  Austria 64 64 0 0 0

Men's Downhill results[edit]

see complete table

In Men's Downhill World Cup 1979/80 the best 5 results count. Seven racers had a point deduction, which are given in brackets.

Place Name Country Total Points 1France 6Italy 8France 10Austria 13Switzerland 14Switzerland 21Canada
1 Peter Müller   Switzerland 96 - 25 25 9 12 25 (2)
2 Ken Read  Canada 87 - 9 (2) 25 25 20 8
3 Herbert Plank  Italy 81 20 - 20 15 1 - 25
4 Harti Weirather  Austria 75 11 (1) 12 20 (9) 12 20
5 Erik Håker  Norway 64 15 20 15 7 7 (4) -
6 Peter Wirnsberger  Austria 63 25 - 5 (3) 15 9 9
7 Josef Walcher  Austria 60 10 10 9 - 20 11 (5)
Werner Grissmann  Austria 60 12 15 11 - (5) 7 15
9 Steve Podborski  Canada 35 - - - - 8 15 12
10 Michael Veith  West Germany 28 4 - 6 - 6 5 7

Men's Giant Slalom results[edit]

see complete table

In Men's Giant Slalom World Cup 1979/80 the best 5 results count. Eight racers had a point deduction, which are given in brackets. Ingemar Stenmark won the cup with maximum points. He won his sixth Giant Slalom World Cup in a row!

Place Name Country Total Points 2France 5Italy 16Switzerland 18United States 20Canada 23Germany 25Italy 26Austria
1 Ingemar Stenmark  Sweden 125 25 25 25 - 25 (15) 25 (25)
2 Hans Enn  Austria 87 15 12 - 25 - (9) 20 15
3 Jacques Lüthy   Switzerland 82 11 20 20 (8) 11 20 (9) (11)
4 Andreas Wenzel  Liechtenstein 71 8 - 6 20 - 25 12 (2)
5 Joël Gaspoz   Switzerland 68 (3) - 15 (2) 8 10 15 20
6 Bojan Križaj  Yugoslavia 56 20 15 - - - 2 10 9
7 Jarle Halsnes  Norway 51 9 7 (1) 15 9 11 - -
8 Boris Strel  Yugoslavia 50 12 9 7 12 (5) - - 10
9 Phil Mahre  United States 43 2 - - 7 20 6 8 -
10 Bohumír Zeman  Czechoslovakia 42 - - 9 - 15 8 2 8

Men's Slalom results[edit]

see complete table

In Men's Slalom World Cup 1979/80 the best 5 results count. Six racers had a point deduction, which are given in brackets. Ingemar Stenmark won the cup with maximum points. He won his sixth Slalom World Cup in a row!

Place Name Country Total Points 4Italy 9Germany 12Austria 15Switzerland 17France 19United States 24Italy 27Austria
1 Ingemar Stenmark  Sweden 125 25 (15) (3) (20) 25 25 25 25
2 Bojan Križaj  Yugoslavia 88 20 (8) 12 25 20 11 - (11)
3 Christian Neureuther  West Germany 69 (6) (1) 20 7 - 20 10 12
4 Petar Popangelov  Bulgaria 64 - 25 - - 12 12 - 15
5 Aleksandr Zhirov  Soviet Union 57 - 20 - 5 3 9 20 -
6 Christian Orlainsky  Austria 55 - 7 - 9 15 - 15 9
7 Jacques Lüthy   Switzerland 53 10 - 15 10 8 - (2) 10
8 Andreas Wenzel  Liechtenstein 51 11 9 25 - 6 - - -
9 Anton Steiner  Austria 49 8 (3) - 12 11 10 - 8
10 Paul Frommelt  Liechtenstein 45 15 4 - 15 - - 9 2

Men's combined results[edit]

see complete table

After the season 1975/76 this was the second time, that a Combined World Cup was awarded. All four results count.

Place Name Country Total Points 3France 7Italy 11GermanyAustria 22FranceCanada
1 Phil Mahre  United States 67 25 12 15 15
2 Andreas Wenzel  Liechtenstein 65 - 20 25 20
3 Anton Steiner  Austria 60 - 15 20 25
4 Peter Lüscher   Switzerland 37 - 25 12 -
5 Francisco Fernández Ochoa  Spain 27 9 10 8 -
6 Michel Vion  France 24 15 9 - -
7 Valeri Tsyganov  Soviet Union 22 11 11 - -
8 Steve Mahre  United States 20 20 - - -
9 Andy Mill  United States 19 6 6 7 -
10 Bill Taylor  United States 17 7 - - 10

Men's Team results[edit]

Place Country Total Points Downhill Giant Slalom Combined Racers Wins
1  Austria 820 380 204 176 60 16 3
2   Switzerland 505 162 224 74 45 11 4
3  Sweden 383 6 184 185 8 5 11
4  United States 304 17 54 86 147 9 1
5  Italy 268 85 51 109 23 11 1
6  Liechtenstein 257 23 73 96 65 2 3
7  Yugoslavia 252 0 138 114 0 4 1
8  Canada 194 162 0 0 32 8 2
9  Norway 173 71 75 15 12 7 0
10  West Germany 167 42 23 92 10 7 0
11  Soviet Union 130 19 14 75 22 3 0
12  Bulgaria 70 0 6 64 0 1 1
13  Czechoslovakia 53 0 42 11 0 1 0
14  France 42 1 17 0 24 3 0
15  Spain 27 0 0 0 27 1 0
16  Japan 13 3 0 10 0 2 0
17  Australia 8 0 0 0 8 1 0
18  Belgium 6 0 0 0 6 2 0
19  Luxembourg 3 0 3 0 0 1 0

Women[edit]

Calendar[edit]

Race No Discipline Place Date
1 Downhill Val d'Isère, France December 5, 1979
2 Giant Slalom Val d'Isère, France December 6, 1979
3 Combined Race 1 and 2
4 Giant Slalom Limone Piemonte, Italy December 8, 1979
5 Downhill Piancavallo, Italy December 14, 1979
6 Combined Race 4 and 5
7 Slalom Piancavallo, Italy December 15, 1979
8 Downhill Zell am See, Austria December 19, 1979
9 Downhill Pfronten, W Germany January 6, 1980
10 Downhill Pfronten, W Germany January 7, 1980
11 Slalom Berchtesgaden, W Germany January 9, 1980
12 Giant Slalom Berchtesgaden, W Germany January 10, 1980
13 Downhill Arosa, Switzerland January 15, 1980
14 Giant Slalom Arosa, Switzerland January 16, 1980
15 Combined Race 13 and 14
16 Downhill Badgastein, Austria January 20, 1980
17 Slalom Badgastein, Austria January 21, 1980
18 Combined Race 16 and 17
19 Slalom Maribor, Yugoslavia January 23, 1980
20 Slalom St. Gervais, France January 25, 1980
21 Giant Slalom St. Gervais, France January 26, 1980
1980 Winter Olympics Lake Placid, New York, US February 14–23, 1980
22 Giant Slalom Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, US February 28, 1980
23 Slalom Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, US February 29, 1980
24 Giant Slalom Mont St. Anne, QC, Canada March 2, 1980
25 Slalom Vysoké Tatry, Czechoslovakia March 8, 1980
26 Slalom Vysoké Tatry, Czechoslovakia March 9, 1980
27 Slalom Saalbach, Austria March 11, 1980
28 Giant Slalom Saalbach, Austria March 12, 1980

Women's overall results[edit]

see complete table

In Women's Overall World Cup 1979/80 the best four downhills, best four giant slaloms, best four slaloms and best three combined count. 23 racers had a point deduction. Hanni Wenzel had a total deduction of 158 points. She won nine competitions and was unable to score points only in one event! (The first slalom at Vysoké Tatry.)

Place Name Country Total Points Downhill Giant Slalom Combined
1 Hanni Wenzel  Liechtenstein 311 56 100 85 70
2 Annemarie Moser-Pröll  Austria 259 85 37 72 65
3 Marie-Theres Nadig   Switzerland 221 100 85 11 25
4 Perrine Pelen  France 192 0 80 100 12
5 Irene Epple  West Germany 141 43 72 5 21
6 Fabienne Serrat  France 122 0 49 48 25
7 Erika Hess   Switzerland 111 0 59 52 0
8 Claudia Giordani  Italy 107 0 39 68 0
9 Daniela Zini  Italy 99 0 32 67 0
10 Cindy Nelson  United States 94 53 3 1 37
11 Christa Kinshofer  West Germany 79 0 42 37 0
12 Heidi Preuss  United States 78 42 3 4 29
13 Jana Šoltýsová  Czechoslovakia 72 51 0 0 21
14 Tamara McKinney  United States 65 0 24 41 0
15 Regine Mösenlechner  West Germany 60 0 22 38 0

Women's Downhill results[edit]

see complete table

In Women's Downhill World Cup 1979/80 the best 5 results count. Seven racers had a point deduction, which are given in brackets. Marie-Theres Nadig won 6 races out of 7 and won the World Cup with maximum points.

Place Name Country Total Points 1France 5Italy 8Austria 9Germany 10Germany 13Switzerland 16Austria
1 Marie-Theres Nadig   Switzerland 125 25 25 25 (20) 25 25 (25)
2 Annemarie Moser-Pröll  Austria 100 (11) 20 15 25 (12) 20 20
3 Hanni Wenzel  Liechtenstein 66 10 11 (9) 15 (10) 15 15
4 Cindy Nelson  United States 59 20 (4) 12 10 - 6 11
5 Jana Šoltýsová  Czechoslovakia 58 9 15 20 (5) 7 (5) 7
6 Irene Epple  West Germany 51 (2) 10 11 12 8 (7) 10
7 Heidi Preuss  United States 48 12 - 8 - 6 10 12
8 Doris de Agostini   Switzerland 47 - - 5 7 15 12 8
9 Evi Mittermaier  West Germany 42 6 8 10 9 9 - -
10 Laurie Graham  Canada 38 15 9 6 - - 3 5

Women's Giant Slalom results[edit]

see complete table

In Women's Giant Slalom World Cup 1978/79 the best 5 results count. Six racers had a point deduction, which are given in brackets. Hanni Wenzel won five races in a row. She won the World Cup with maximum points.

Place Name Country Total Points 2France 4Italy 12Germany 14Switzerland 21France 22United States 24Canada 28Austria
1 Hanni Wenzel  Liechtenstein 125 (11) 25 25 25 25 25 (15) (11)
2 Marie-Theres Nadig   Switzerland 95 25 - - 20 15 10 25 -
Perrine Pelen  France 95 20 (11) 20 15 20 (8) (11) 20
4 Irene Epple  West Germany 83 (2) - (9) 11 12 15 20 25
5 Erika Hess   Switzerland 71 15 20 12 12 (11) 12 (12) (2)
6 Fabienne Serrat  France 55 9 15 - 6 - (6) 10 15
7 Annemarie Moser-Pröll  Austria 44 10 8 - 9 7 - - 10
Claudia Giordani  Italy 44 5 10 15 - 6 - - 8
9 Christa Kinshofer  West Germany 42 12 - - 10 - - 8 12
10 Daniela Zini  Italy 37 8 5 - 7 8 - - 9

Women's Slalom results[edit]

see complete table

In Women's Slalom World Cup 1979/80 the best 5 results count. 8 racers had a point deduction, which are given in brackets.

Place Name Country Total Points 7Italy 11Germany 17Austria 19Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 20France 23United States 25Czechoslovakia 26Czechoslovakia 27Austria
1 Perrine Pelen  France 120 20 25 (20) (20) 25 25 25 (11) -
2 Hanni Wenzel  Liechtenstein 100 (12) (8) 25 25 (12) 15 - 20 15
3 Annemarie Moser-Pröll  Austria 83 25 11 12 15 20 - (7) - (4)
4 Daniela Zini  Italy 78 (5) 15 11 (8) 15 - (9) 25 12
5 Claudia Giordani  Italy 75 15 20 7 - 8 - - (7) 25
6 Erika Hess   Switzerland 62 - 12 15 10 - - - 15 10
7 Fabienne Serrat  France 56 (6) 10 - 9 9 8 20 - (6)
8 Regine Mösenlechner  West Germany 44 8 - 10 - 10 6 10 - -
9 Nadezhda Patrikeyeva  Soviet Union 43 - - - 11 - 20 - 12 -
10 Tamara McKinney  United States 41 - - 9 7 - - 15 10 -
Lea Sölkner  Austria 41 9 - 8 - 6 (1) 11 - 7

Women's combined results[edit]

see complete table

After the season 1975/76 this was the second time, that a Combined World Cup was awarded. All four results count.

Place Name Country Total Points 3France 6Italy 15Switzerland 18Austria
1 Hanni Wenzel  Liechtenstein 90 20 25 20 25
2 Annemarie Moser-Pröll  Austria 80 15 20 25 20
3 Cindy Nelson  United States 37 11 - 11 15
4 Heidi Preuss  United States 29 6 - 12 11
5 Torill Fjeldstad  Norway 26 7 12 - 7
6 Marie-Theres Nadig   Switzerland 25 25 - - -
Fabienne Serrat  France 25 10 15 - -
8 Heidi Wiesler  West Germany 22 4 8 - 10
9 Ingrid Eberle  Austria 21 - 6 15 -
Irene Epple  West Germany 21 9 - - 12
Jana Šoltýsová  Czechoslovakia 21 5 11 - 5

Women's Team results[edit]

Place Country Total Points Downhill Giant Slalom Combined Racers Wins
1  Austria 597 172 97 200 128 16 3
  Switzerland 597 280 200 89 28 11 9
3  Liechtenstein 524 85 192 157 90 3 9
4  France 511 26 188 245 52 9 4
5  West Germany 476 130 190 105 51 10 1
6  United States 411 146 75 100 90 11 0
7  Italy 403 5 122 276 0 8 2
8  Czechoslovakia 133 68 10 21 34 4 0
9  Canada 80 45 11 0 24 3 0
10  Soviet Union 43 0 0 43 0 1 0
11  Norway 36 2 8 0 2 1 0
12  Sweden 15 0 13 2 0 1 0
13  Yugoslavia 5 0 0 5 0 1 0
14  Luxembourg 4 4 0 0 0 1 0
 Belgium 4 4 0 0 0 1 0
16  New Zealand 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
 Poland 1 0 0 1 0 1 0

Nationscup[edit]

Place Country Total Points Men Women
1  Austria 1417 820 597
2   Switzerland 1102 505 597
3  Liechtenstein 781 257 524
4  United States 715 304 411
5  Italy 671 268 403
6  West Germany 643 167 476
7  France 553 42 511
8  Sweden 398 383 15
9  Canada 274 194 80
10  Yugoslavia 257 252 5
11  Norway 209 173 36
12  Czechoslovakia 186 53 133
13  Soviet Union 173 130 43
14  Bulgaria 70 70 0
15  Spain 27 27 0
16  Japan 13 13 0
17  Belgium 10 6 4
18  Australia 8 8 0
19  Luxembourg 7 3 4
20  New Zealand 1 0 1
 Poland 1 0 1

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