2008 Alpine Skiing World Cup

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The 42nd World Cup season began in October 2007 in Sölden, Austria and concluded on 15 March 2008, at the World Cup Finals in Bormio, Italy. (The team event scheduled for the following day was canceled, due to adverse weather conditions.) [1]

The overall champions were Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn, both of the United States. It was Miller's second overall title and Vonn's first, and the first for an American woman in a quarter century. The last was Tamara McKinney in 1983, which was also the last U.S. sweep as Phil Mahre won his third consecutive overall title.[1][2]

Miller won the 2008 title by a margin of 111 points over runner-up Benjamin Raich of Austria, while Vonn outpaced her closest rival, Austrian Nicole Hosp, by 220 points. Austria won the Nations Cup for the 20th consecutive season, scoring more than double the points of runner-up Switzerland.

Race calendar[edit]

Key[edit]

DH downhill
SG super g
GS giant slalom
SL slalom
K traditional combined
SC super combined
T nations team event

Men[edit]

Date Place Disc. Winner Second Third
28 October 2007 Sölden, Austria GS Norway Aksel Lund Svindal United States Ted Ligety Finland Kalle Palander
11 November 2007 Levi, Finland[3]
Reiteralm, Austria[4]
SL Switzerland Marc Gini Finland Kalle Palander Italy Manfred Mölgg
24 November 2007 Lake Louise, Canada DH Canada Jan Hudec United States Marco Sullivan Austria Andreas Buder
25 November 2007 SG Norway Aksel Lund Svindal Austria Benjamin Raich Switzerland Didier Cuche
29 November 2007 Beaver Creek, US SC Switzerland Daniel Albrecht France Jean-Baptiste Grange Czech Republic Ondřej Bank
30 November 2007 DH Austria Michael Walchhofer United States Steven Nyman Switzerland Didier Cuche
2 December 2007 GS Switzerland Daniel Albrecht Austria Mario Matt Switzerland Didier Cuche
3 December 2007[5] SG Austria Hannes Reichelt Austria Mario Scheiber Austria Christoph Gruber
8 December 2007 Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria GS Italy Massimiliano Blardone Italy Manfred Mölgg United States Ted Ligety
9 December 2007 SL Austria Benjamin Raich Sweden Jens Byggmark Italy Manfred Mölgg
14 December 2007 Val Gardena, Italy SG Switzerland Didier Cuche United States Bode Miller Liechtenstein Marco Büchel
15 December 2007 DH Austria Michael Walchhofer Switzerland Didier Cuche United States Scott Macartney
16 December 2007 Alta Badia, Italy GS Finland Kalle Palander Austria Benjamin Raich Switzerland Marc Berthod
17 December 2007 SL France Jean-Baptiste Grange Germany Felix Neureuther United States Ted Ligety
29 December 2007 Bormio, Italy DH United States Bode Miller Austria Andreas Buder Canada Jan Hudec
5 January 2008 Adelboden, Switzerland GS Switzerland Marc Berthod Switzerland Daniel Albrecht Austria Hannes Reichelt
6 January 2008 SL Austria Mario Matt Austria Benjamin Raich Germany Felix Neureuther
11 January 2008 Wengen, Switzerland SC France Jean-Baptiste Grange Switzerland Daniel Albrecht United States Bode Miller
12 January 2008[6] SL France Jean-Baptiste Grange Sweden Jens Byggmark United States Ted Ligety
13 January 2008[6] DH United States Bode Miller Switzerland Didier Cuche Canada Manuel Osborne-Paradis
18 January 2008 Kitzbühel, Austria SG Liechtenstein Marco Büchel Austria Hermann Maier Switzerland Didier Cuche
Austria Mario Scheiber
19 January 2008 DH Switzerland Didier Cuche United States Bode Miller
Austria Mario Scheiber
(none)
20 January 2008 SL France Jean-Baptiste Grange Sweden Jens Byggmark Austria Mario Matt
20 January 2008 K United States Bode Miller Austria Benjamin Raich Croatia Ivica Kostelić
Austria Rainer Schönfelder
22 January 2008 Schladming, Austria SL Austria Mario Matt France Jean-Baptiste Grange Italy Manfred Mölgg
26 January 2008 Chamonix, France DH United States Marco Sullivan Switzerland Didier Cuche Slovenia Andrej Jerman
27 January 2008 SC United States Bode Miller Croatia Ivica Kostelić Austria Rainer Schönfelder
2 February 2008[7]
Val d'Isère, France DH canceled, rescheduled for 29 February
3 February 2008 SC United States Bode Miller Croatia Ivica Kostelić Croatia Natko Zrnčić-Dim
9 February 2008 Garmisch, Germany SL Austria Reinfried Herbst Italy Manfred Mölgg Croatia Ivica Kostelić
17 February 2008 Zagreb, Croatia SL Austria Mario Matt Croatia Ivica Kostelić Austria Reinfried Herbst
21 February 2008 Whistler, Canada SG Austria Christoph Gruber Austria Hannes Reichelt Slovenia Ales Gorza
24 February 2008 GS Austria Hannes Reichelt Switzerland Didier Cuche Austria Benjamin Raich
29 February 2008[8] Kvitfjell, Norway DH Italy Werner Heel United States Bode Miller Austria Klaus Kröll
1 March 2008 DH United States Bode Miller Switzerland Didier Cuche Italy Werner Heel
2 March 2008 SG Austria Georg Streitberger United States Bode Miller Switzerland Didier Cuche
8 March 2008 Kranjska Gora, Slovenia GS United States Ted Ligety Italy Manfred Mölgg Italy Massimiliano Blardone
9 March 2008 SL Italy Manfred Mölgg Croatia Ivica Kostelić Austria Marcel Hirscher
12 March 2008[9] Bormio, Italy DH canceled due to warm weather and deteriorated course conditions, not rescheduled [9]
13 March 2008 SG Austria Hannes Reichelt Switzerland Didier Défago Slovenia Aleš Gorza
14 March 2008 GS United States Ted Ligety Austria Benjamin Raich France Cyprien Richard
15 March 2008 SL Austria Reinfried Herbst Switzerland Daniel Albrecht Austria Marcel Hirscher

Ladies[edit]

Date Place Disc. Winner Second Third
27 October 2007 Sölden, Austria GS Italy Denise Karbon United States Julia Mancuso Austria Kathrin Zettel
10 November 2007 Levi, Finland[3]
Reiteralm, Austria[4]
SL Austria Marlies Schild Austria Nicole Hosp Italy Chiara Costazza
24 November 2007 Panorama, Canada GS Italy Denise Karbon Austria Elisabeth Görgl Italy Manuela Mölgg
25 November 2007 SL Austria Marlies Schild Czech Republic Šárka Záhrobská Croatia Ana Jelušić
1 December 2007 Lake Louise, Canada DH United States Lindsey Vonn Austria Renate Götschl Canada Britt Janyk
2 December 2007 SG Switzerland Martina Schild Germany Maria Riesch Sweden Jessica Lindell-Vikarby
8 December 2007[10] Aspen, US DH Canada Britt Janyk Austria Marlies Schild Austria Renate Götschl
8 December 2007[11] SG rescheduled to 18 January, then 21 January [11][12][13][14]
9 December 2007 SL Austria Nicole Hosp Finland Tanja Poutiainen Austria Kathrin Zettel
15 December 2007 Val d'Isère, France
St. Moritz, Switzerland[15]
DH Sweden Anja Pärson United States Lindsey Vonn Germany Maria Riesch
16 December 2007 SG Sweden Anja Pärson Canada Emily Brydon Austria Renate Götschl
21 December 2007 St. Anton, Austria DH United States Lindsey Vonn Canada Kelly VanderBeek United States Julia Mancuso
22 December 2007 SC United States Lindsey Vonn Germany Maria Riesch United States Julia Mancuso
28 December 2007 Lienz, Austria GS Italy Denise Karbon United States Julia Mancuso Italy Nicole Gius
29 December 2007 SL Italy Chiara Costazza Austria Nicole Hosp Finland Tanja Poutiainen
5 January 2008 Špindlerův Mlýn, Czech Republic GS Italy Denise Karbon Finland Tanja Poutiainen Austria Elisabeth Görgl
6 January 2008 SL Austria Marlies Schild Slovakia Veronika Zuzulová Germany Maria Riesch
12 January 2008 Maribor, Slovenia GS Austria Elisabeth Görgl Italy Manuela Mölgg Italy Denise Karbon
13 January 2008 SL Austria Nicole Hosp Slovakia Veronika Zuzulová Austria Marlies Schild
19 January 2008 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy DH United States Lindsey Vonn Sweden Anja Pärson Canada Emily Brydon
20 January 2008 SG Austria Maria Holaus United States Julia Mancuso Austria Nicole Hosp
21 January 2008[13] SG Germany Maria Riesch Austria Elisabeth Görgl Austria Renate Götschl
26 January 2008 Ofterschwang, Germany GS Italy Denise Karbon Austria Nicole Hosp Austria Elisabeth Görgl
27 January 2008 SL Austria Marlies Schild Sweden Therese Borssen Austria Nicole Hosp
2 February 2008 St. Moritz, Switzerland DH Slovenia Tina Maze Austria Maria Holaus Switzerland Lara Gut
3 February 2008 SG Canada Emily Brydon Austria Elisabeth Görgl Austria Renate Götschl
9 February 2008 Sestriere, Italy DH United States Lindsey Vonn Canada Kelly VanderBeek Italy Nadia Fanchini
10 February 2008 SG Austria Andrea Fischbacher
Switzerland Fabienne Suter
(none) Germany Maria Riesch
15 February 2008 Zagreb, Croatia SL Finland Tanja Poutiainen Austria Marlies Schild Slovakia Veronika Zuzulová
22 February 2008 Whistler, Canada DH Switzerland Nadia Styger United States Lindsey Vonn United States Julia Mancuso
23 February 2008 SC Germany Maria Riesch Austria Marlies Schild Sweden Anja Pärson
1 March 2008[16] Zwiesel, Germany SL canceled due to lightning & high winds, not rescheduled [16][17]
2 March 2008[16] GS
8 March 2008 Crans-Montana, Switzerland DH United States Lindsey Vonn Austria Renate Götschl Italy Nadia Fanchini
9 March 2008 SC Sweden Anja Pärson Germany Maria Riesch United States Lindsey Vonn
12 March 2008[9] Bormio, Italy DH canceled due to warm weather & deteriorated course conditions, not rescheduled [9]
13 March 2008 SG Switzerland Fabienne Suter United States Lindsey Vonn Austria Alexandra Meissnitzer
14 March 2008 SL Austria Marlies Schild Slovakia Veronika Zuzulová Czech Republic Šárka Záhrobská
15 March 2008 GS Austria Elisabeth Görgl Italy Manuela Mölgg Austria Kathrin Zettel

Team event[edit]

Date Place Disc. Winner Second Third
16 March 2008 Bormio, Italy T canceled due to fog, rain [1]

Final standings: Men[edit]

Overall[edit]

see complete table

Pos. Points
1. United States Bode Miller 1409
2. Austria Benjamin Raich 1298
3. Switzerland Didier Cuche 1263
4. Italy Manfred Mölgg 924
5. United States Ted Ligety 898

Final standings after 40 races.

Downhill[edit]

see complete table

Pos. Points
1. Switzerland Didier Cuche 584
2. United States Bode Miller 579
3. Austria Michael Walchhofer 407
4. United States Marco Sullivan 278
5. Italy Werner Heel 273

Final standings after 9 races.

Super G[edit]

see complete table

Pos. Points
1. Austria Hannes Reichelt 341
2. Switzerland Didier Cuche 340
3. Austria Benjamin Raich 286
4. Switzerland Didier Défago 262
5. Austria Christoph Gruber 251

Final standings after 7 races.

Giant slalom[edit]

see complete table

Pos. Points
1. United States Ted Ligety 485
2. Austria Benjamin Raich 438
3. Italy Manfred Mölgg 376
4. Switzerland Didier Cuche 293
5. Switzerland Daniel Albrecht 284

Final standings after 8 races.

Slalom[edit]

see complete table

Pos. Points
1. Italy Manfred Mölgg 531
2. France Jean-Baptiste Grange 512
3. Austria Reinfried Herbst 450
4. Austria Mario Matt 427
5. Croatia Ivica Kostelić 425

Final standings after 11 races.

Combined[edit]

see complete table

Pos. Points
1. United States Bode Miller 410
2. Croatia Ivica Kostelić 256
3. Switzerland Daniel Albrecht 245
4. France Jean-Baptiste Grange 220
5. Austria Rainer Schönfelder 206

Final standings after 5 races.

Final standings: Women[edit]

Overall[edit]

Pos. Points
1. United States Lindsey Vonn 1403
2. Austria Nicole Hosp 1183
3. Germany Maria Riesch 1146
4. Austria Elisabeth Görgl 1137
5. Austria Marlies Schild 1120

Final standings after 35 races.

Downhill[edit]

This is the podium from the 2008 Whistler Downhill, with Styger in First, Vonn in Second, and Mancuso in Third Place.
Pos. Points
1. United States Lindsey Vonn 755
2. Austria Renate Götschl 448
3. Canada Britt Janyk 390
4. Sweden Anja Pärson 331
5. Canada Kelly VanderBeek 323

Final standings after 9 races.

Super G[edit]

Pos. Points
1. Germany Maria Riesch 334
2. Austria Elisabeth Görgl 281
3. Austria Renate Götschl 261
4. Canada Emily Brydon 254
5. Sweden Anja Pärson 228

Standings after 6 races.

Giant slalom[edit]

Pos. Points
1. Italy Denise Karbon 592
2. Austria Elisabeth Görgl 479
3. Italy Manuela Mölgg 359
4. Finland Tanja Poutiainen 297
5. United States Julia Mancuso 253

Final standings after 7 races.

Slalom[edit]

Pos. Points
1. Austria Marlies Schild 640
2. Austria Nicole Hosp 515
3. Slovakia Veronika Zuzulová 501
4. Finland Tanja Poutiainen 484
5. Czech Republic Šárka Záhrobská 392

Final standings after 9 races.

Combined[edit]

Pos. Points
1. Germany Maria Riesch 260
2. United States Lindsey Vonn 200
3. Sweden Anja Pärson 160
4. France Sandrine Aubert 110
5. Austria Marlies Schild 106

Final standings after 3 races.

Final Nations Cup standings[edit]

Overall[edit]

Pos. Points
1. Austria Austria 13560
2. Switzerland Switzerland 6458
3. Italy Italy 6324
4. United States United States 5965
5. France France 3815

Standings after 75 races.

Men[edit]

Pos. Points
1. Austria Austria 7003
2. Switzerland Switzerland 4064
3. Italy Italy 3721
4. United States United States 3202
5. France France 2382

Final standings after 40 races.

Women[edit]

Pos. Points
1. Austria Austria 6557
2. United States United States 2763
3. Italy Italy 2603
4. Switzerland Switzerland 2394
5. Germany Germany 2100

Final standings after 35 races.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c ski-mag.com - Bormio - Nations Team Event Cancelled - 2008-03-16 - accessed 2011-11-02
  2. ^ ESPN.com - Olympic sports - Alpine Skiing - U.S. skiers Miller, Vonn begin World Cup title defense this weekend - 2008-10-24 - accessed 2011-11-02
  3. ^ a b FIS-Ski - Alpine Skiing
  4. ^ a b FIS-Ski - Alpine Skiing
  5. ^ FIS-Ski - Alpine Skiing
  6. ^ a b FIS-Ski - Alpine Skiing
  7. ^ FIS-Ski - FIS News
  8. ^ FIS-Ski - Alpine Skiing
  9. ^ a b c d FIS Official Communication
  10. ^ FIS-Ski - Alpine Skiing
  11. ^ a b FIS-Ski - Alpine Skiing
  12. ^ FIS-Ski - Alpine Skiing
  13. ^ a b FIS-Ski - Alpine Skiing
  14. ^ Ski Racing.com - Aspen: Janyk tops DH held in controversial conditions - 2007-12-08 - accessed 2011-11-02
  15. ^ FIS-Ski - Alpine Skiing
  16. ^ a b c FIS-Ski event page
  17. ^ Ski Racing.com - Zwiesel: Storm halts racing, GS canceled - 2008-03-01 - accessed 2011-11-02

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