Gauthier de Tessières
|— Alpine skier —|
|Disciplines||Giant slalom, super-G|
|Club||Douanes - SC Alpe d'Huez|
9 November 1981 |
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|World Cup debut||9 December 2001 (age 20)|
|Teams||2 - (2006–10)|
|Teams||5 - (2005–13)|
|Medals||2 (1 gold)|
|Seasons||11th - (2003–13)|
|Podiums||1 - (1 GS)|
|Overall titles||0 - (57th in 2011)|
|Discipline titles||0 - (15th in GS in 2011)|
Gauthier de Tessières (born 9 November 1981) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from France, and has competed in two Winter Olympics and five World Championships. He made his breakthrough on the Alpine Skiing World Cup in a giant slalom in Val-d'Isère in December 2008, where after finishing 30th in the first run to narrowly qualify for the second run, he worked his way up to finish third overall, bettering his previous World Cup personal best of 15th. He won the silver medal in the super-G at the 2013 World Championships, after being added to the French team as an injury replacement. De Tessières announced his retirement from competition in January 2014 after he was not selected for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
World Cup results
Top ten finishes
- 1 podium – (1 GS)
- 5 top tens
|2009||13 Dec 2008||Val-d'Isère, France||Giant slalom||3rd|
|2011||19 Dec 2010||Alta Badia, Italy||Giant slalom||8th|
|8 Jan 2011||Adelboden, Switzerland||Giant slalom||9th|
|2013||28 Oct 2012||Sölden, Austria||Giant slalom||7th|
|1 Dec 2012||Beaver Creek, USA||Super-G||8th|
- "Gauthier de Tessieres, Alpine Skiing". Vancouver 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
- "Ski : le Français Gauthier de Tessières, 3e du slalom géant à Val d'Isère" [Ski: Frenchman Gauthier de Tessières, 3rd in the giant slalom in Val d'Isère]. Ouest-France (in French). 13 December 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
- "Ted Ligety earns super G gold with exquisite run". Ski Racing.com. 6 February 2013.
- "Ted Ligety speeds to super G gold". FIS Alpine.com. 6 February 2013.
- "Le skieur de l'Alpe d'Huez Gauthier de Tessières met un terme à sa carrière de haut niveau" [Alpe d'Huez skier Gauthier de Tessières concludes his senior career]. France 3 Alpes (in French). 31 January 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
- Gauthier de Tessières at the International Ski Federation
- FIS-ski.com – Gauthier de Tessières – World Cup season standings
- Ski-db.com – results – Gauthier de Tessières
- "Gauthier de Tessières". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2013-02-05.
- French Ski Team – 2013 men's A team – (French)
- Head Skis – team – athletes – Gauthier de Tessières
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