Henri Duvillard

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Henri Duvillard (born December 23, 1947 in Megève, Haute-Savoie) is a French former alpine ski racer. He is one of just seven men to win World Cup races in every discipline contested at the time.

Duvillard's World Cup career lasted from its inception in 1967 until 1973, during which time he won six races, including the prestigious Lauberhorn downhill in Wengen, Switzerland. His best results came in 1971 and 1972, when he finished second in the overall standings, behind the legendary Gustav Thöni in consecutive seasons.

Troubles with the French national team leadership led him to retire from World Cup competition, and he moved on to the United States. In November 1974, Duvillard joined the U.S. pro tour and finished second (to American Hank Kashiwa) for the 1975 season (Duvillard won more money, but Kashiwa won on points). Duvillard dominated the tour in 1976, and became the pro champion at age 28. [1]

After retiring from competition, Duvillard launched an eponymous French skiwear label.

World Cup victories[edit]

6 total wins (3 downhill, 2 giant slalom, 1 slalom)

Date Location Race
January 21, 1969 France Megève Downhill
January 10, 1970 Switzerland Wengen Downhill
December 13, 1970 Italy Sestriere Downhil
January 9, 1971 Italy Madonna di Campiglio Giant Slalom
January 9, 1972 Germany Berchtesgaden Slalom
January 19, 1973 France Megève Giant Slalom

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