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04.-17.02.19
FIS WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
ÅRE (SWEDEN)

Ladies | Giant Slalom | Viktoria Rebensburg | 14.02.2019

Rebensburg just missed Gold

After a great first run, Viktoria Rebensburg (GER) leaded in Giant Slalom. In her second run, on a heavily used track, the Olympic champion of 2010 missed first place by only 0.14 seconds.

For many, Mikaela Shiffrin was the favorite to win gold. But after the first run, the American was "only" in 4th place, 0.44 seconds behind Rebensburg. In the second run, the 23-year-old drove to third place and secured bronze.

Tessa Worley (FRA), Sara Hector (SWE), Coralie Frasse Sombet (FRA) and Andrea Ellenberger (SUI) ranked 6th to 10th.

Ladies | Giant Slalom | Viktoria Rebensburg | 14.02.2019
Ladies | Giant Slalom | Mikaela Shiffrin | 14.02.2019

TEAM | TEAM EVENT | Switzerland | 12.02.2019

The Olympic champions are also world champions

The young Swiss team secured gold at the Team Event. Wendy Holdener, Daniel Yule, Aline Danioth and an outstanding Ramon Zenhaeusern brought Switzerland the second Gold.

In a tight final, the Austrians had to admit defeat. Nevertheless, Katharina Liensberger, Katharina Truppe and Michael Matt can be pleased about their silver medal.

In a dramatic race for third place, the Italians triumphed after Germany was disqualified. Simon Maurberger, Marta Bassino, Riccardo Tonetti and Alex Vinatzer won the bronze medal.

TEAM | TEAM EVENT | Switzerland | 12.02.2019
TEAM | TEAM EVENT | Austria | 12.02.2019
TEAM | TEAM EVENT | Italy | 12.02.2019

Men | Alpine Combined | Alexis Pinturault | 11.02.2019

Pinturault storms to gold

The Frenchman Alexis Pinturault lives up to his role as favorite and wins the Alpine Combined. He managed to catch up his backlog from the downhill and gets in first with 0.24 seconds advance.

Italy's Riccardo Tonetti just missed the podium and finished fourth. Linus Strasser (GER), Victor Muffat-Jeandet (FRA), Mauro Caviezel (SUI) ranked 5th to 7th. Dominik Paris (ITA) who was in first after the Downhill ranked 9th.

Men | Alpine Combined | Alexis Pinturault | 11.02.2019

Ladies | DOWNHILL | Corinne Suter | 10.02.2019

Suter and Vonn on the podium

Just a few days after her bronze medal in Super G, Corinne Suter (SUI) has done it again. Suter, who could not clinch a World Cup podium yet, secures place two and wins her second World Ski Championship Medal. The legenardy Lindsey Vonn (USA) brought her illustrious career to a close with a hard-fought bronze. 

Lindsey, it was a pleasure. We wish you all the best for your future!

Ladies | DOWNHILL | Corinne Suter | 10.02.2019
Ladies | Downhill | Lindsey Vonn | 10.02.2019

Ladies | ALPINE Combined | Wendy Holdener | 08.02.2019

Holdener defends her Combined-Titel

With a great downhillrun, Wendy Holdener (SUI) secured herself a good starting position for the slalom in the afternoon. With a superb slalom performance, the young Swiss claims another World Championship Gold Medal. Ramona Siebenhofer (AUT), who was in the lead after a phenomenal downhillrun, could not maintain her lead and narrowly missed the podium. She ended up in the ungrateful fourth place.

Ladies | ALPINE Combined | Wendy Holdener | 08.02.2019

MEN | SUPER G | DOMINIK PARIS | 06.02.2019

Dominik Paris - Super-G World Champion

Men´s World Ski Championships in Are kick off with a thrilling Super-G. Diffused light, high speeds and demanding transitions challenged the athletes to their limits. Dominik Paris (ITA) managed very well with his role as favorite and won the first gold medal of the World Ski Championships in Are.

Adrien Theaux (FRA) and Josef Ferstl (GER) showed also great runs, but made a few mistakes too much for the podium and ranked 5th and 6th.

MEN | SUPER G | DOMINIK PARIS | 06.02.2019

Ladies | Super G | MIKAELA SHIFFRIN | 05.02.2019

First LEKI Triple at kick off of the FIS World Ski Championship

In perfect conditions despite cold temperatures around -20 degrees Celsius, the ladies kick off World Ski Championships in Are with Super-G. The American and top favorite Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) won in a nail-biter race where gold was decided by only 0.02 seconds. Sofia Goggia of Italy, who only just returned to the competition circuit after sustaining an ankle fracture in the autumn, laid down a great run and ended up on 2nd rank. Corinne Suter of Switzerland clinched her career-first podium and celebrated the bronze medal.

Viktoria Rebensburg (GER) showed a great run, but was a bit unlucky with visibility and finished in 4th. Nadia Fanchini (ITA) followed in 5th and Lara Gut-Behrami (SUI) in 9th.

Ladies | Super G | MIKAELA SHIFFRIN | 05.02.2019
Ladies | SUPER G | SOFIA GOGGIA | 05.02.2019
Ladies | SUPER G | CORINNE SUTTER | 05.02.2019
01.-02.02.19
MARIBOR
SLOVENIA

Ladies | Giant Slalom | 01.02.2019

Shiffrin did it again in Maribor

Mikaela Shiffrin remains the measure of things in Women´s Ski World Cup. In the final World Cup giant slalom race ahead of the World Ski Championships in Are the American Mikaela Shiffrin made it again onto the top of the podium. By landing on 4th, Swiss Wendy Holdener is getting in a good shape and is therefore one of the favorites in the upcoming World Ski Championship. Sara Hector from Sweden skied to her best result of the season and landed just ahead of her teammate Frida Hansdotter on the 5th rank.

Ladies | Giant Slalom | 01.02.2019

Ladies | Slalom | 02.02.2019

LEKI triple at Maribor slalom

On Saturday Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) was able to secure a personal record by her winning her 13th World Cup race in one season. Despite rain, temperatures around 13°Celcius and soft conditions she earned her next victory in front of Swede Anna Swenn Larsson and Swiss Wendy Holdener. Frida Hansdotter (SWE) landed on 4th position and Bernadette Schild (AUT) on 6th.

With her 56th victory, Mikaela Shiffrin moved into third place on the list female skiers with the most World Cup race wins by overtaking the Swiss Vreni Schneider with 55 wins. Most successful ski lady is her teammate Lindsey Vonn (82 wins) and second is Annemarie Moser-Pröll (62 wins) from Austria.

Ladies | Slalom | 02.02.2019
29.01.19
SCHLADMING
AUSTRIA

MEN | Slalom | 29.01.2019

Men's nightrace in Schladming

50 thousand spectators, great athmosphere and an exciting race could be seen yesterday at the Planai in Schladming. The track was icy but still in good conditions. with his whole routine Alexis Pinturault (FRA) showed two fabulous runs. He secured second place ahead of the two Swiss Daniel Yule and Ramon Zenhäusern. Slightly unsettled by many failures, Marco Schwarz (AUT) was a little bit behind after the first round. In the second run he drove a fast lane and climbed up to fifth place. The Bulgarian Albert Popov performed exceptionally well and scored the best result in his career with two great runs and a fantastic sixth place. Austria's Marc Digruber finished seventh, just ahead of Germany's Felix Neureuther and Dave Ryding from Great Britain.

MEN | Slalom | 29.01.2019
24.-27.01.19
GARMISCH PARTENKIRCHEN
GERMANY

Ladies | Downhill | 27.01.2019

Back-to-back LEKI triple in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

All spots on the podium went to LEKI Ladies in the downhill at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Stephanie Venier (AUT) claimed her career-first World Cup victory on the challenging Kandahar. For the second day in a row, Sofia Goggia of Italy skied into the 2nd place and could celebrate a great comeback. To the delight of German fans. Venier and Goggia were joined on the podium by Kira Weidle (GER) in 3rd place. Corinne Suter (SUI) barely missed the podium on rank 4. Nadia Fanchini (ITA) made it on 6th, Nicole Schmidhofer (AUT) on 7th and Alice Merryweather (USA) on 8th position.

Ladies | Downhill | 27.01.2019

Ladies | Super G | 26.01.2019

LEKI Tripple for the Ladies

The female 2017 World Campion in Super G Nicole Schmidhofer (AUT) won her career-first victory in this discipline in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Due to heavy snowfall she was able to burn down a great run and displace Sofia Goggia (ITA) on the 2nd rank. In her first race back since suffering a broken ankle in autumn, Italy´s Sofia Goggia skied to podium. Just before the World Ski Championships in Are, Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland showed that she is in good shape again after landing on her second podium of the season. Miradoli Romane (FRA) ended up on 5th, followed by Corinne Suter (SUI) on 6th and Tina Weirather (LIE) on 8th.

Ladies | Super G | 26.01.2019
22.-27.01.19
KITZBÜHEL
AUSTRIA

MEN | Super G | 27.01.2019

LEKI Triple at Super G in Kitzbühel

40 years after his father Sepp Ferstl (GER) won the downhill in Kitzbühel, Josef “Pepi” Ferstl became a Hahnenkamm winner himself by taking the super-g race. With bib number one he was able to use the good conditions and skied down a perfect run. Frenchman Johan Clarey also laid down a great performance and ended up on 2nd position. In 3rd position, Dominik Paris grabbed another podium in Kitzbühle. After his victory in downhill, he claimed rank 3 in super-g. Matthias Mayer (AUT) and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) were ranked on 5th and 6th.

MEN | Super G | 27.01.2019

MEN | Slalom | 26.01.2019

Clement Noel did it again

One Week after his first career victory, Clement Noel (FRA) skied to another triumph on the traditional slalom on the Ganslerhang in Kitzbühel. His teammate Alexis Pinurault found his slalom shape again and skied on 3rd after two great runs. Ramon Zenhäuser (AUT) couldn´t defend 1st place after the first run and ended up on 6th. Swede Andre Myhrer was ranked on 7th in front of Michael Matt (AUT) on 8th and Albert Popov (BUL) on 9th.

MEN | Slalom | 26.01.2019

MEN | DOWNHILL | 25.01.2019

Paris is a Streif specialist

The South Tyrolean Dominik Paris managed to claim a third win in the legendary Hahnenkamm downhill in Kitzbühel. On the Streif Paris laid down a perfect run and was unbeatable. Also Beat Feuz (SUI) showed a great performance and was the third time in 2nd place on the Kitzbühel downhill podium. Furthermore the Canadian Benjamin Thompsen and the German Josef Ferstl earned good results with rank 6 and 7.

MEN | DOWNHILL | 25.01.2019
17.-20.01.19
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO
ITALY

Ladies | SUPER G | 20.01.2019

Shiffrin - who else?

Sunshine and ideal racing weather greeted the skiers in super-G of Cortina d´Ampezzo. The World Cup Overall leader Mikaela Shiffrin won her third super-G of the season. With just 0.16 second from the top, Tina Weirather (LIE) ended up in 2nd position and picked up her third podium finish of the winter. Canadian Valerie Grenier skied to a career-best finish in 4th place, just 0.30 seconds from the podium. Further LEKI athletes in top 10: 5th Jasmin Flury (SUI), 6th Wendy Holdener (SUI) and with the same time on 9th Viktoria Rebensburg (GER) and Stepahnie Venier (AUT).

Lindsey Vonn couldn´t finish the race after missing a gate. She was emotional in the finish area and told reporters that this might have been her final World Cup race due to the pain she currently has while skiing.

Ladies | SUPER G | 20.01.2019

Ladies | DOWNHILL | 18.-19.01.2019

Ramona Siebenhofer claimed back-to-back victories

Next Ladies downhill has taken place in Cortina d’Ampezzo (ITA). The race replaced the cancelled downhill from St. Anton (AUT). Organisers were forced to lower the start due to overnight snowfall. Ramona Siebenhofer from Austria had skied the fastest line and claimed the first World Cup win of her career. Siebenhofer´s teammate Stephanie Venier skied to her first podium of the season in 3rd place. The Swiss Corinne Suter (SUI) missed the podium by just 0.01 seconds. Further LEKI athletes in top 10: 5th Romane Miradoli (FRA), 8th Kira Weidle (GER), 9th Laurenne Ross (USA) and 10th Viktoria Rebensburg (GER).

Unlike on Friday when skiers competed on a shortened track due to overnight snowfall, they were able to use the full-length of the “Olimpia delle Tofane” on Saturday. With another brilliant run Ramona Siebenhofer was able to win her second World Cup race within two days. Nicole Schmidhofer made it to the podium in 2nd. Germans Kira Weidle and Viktoria Rebensburg just missed the podium in 4th and 5th position. Olympic super-g winner Ester Ledecka (CZE) ended up with her best result of the season on 8th. After her ligament lesion, Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. ended up on 9th.

Ladies | DOWNHILL | 18.-19.01.2019
15.-20.01.19
WENGEN
SWITZERLAND

MEN | SLALOM | 20.01.2019

Clement Noel earned first World Cup win

The 89th Lauberhorn week-end came to an end with slalom on Sunday. With two brilliant runs it was the young Frenchman Clement Noel, who earned his first career victory in the Wengen slalom. Manuel Feller (AUT) could defend his 2nd place after the first run and saved his spot on the podium. Further LEKI athletes in top 10: 5th Daniel Yule (SUI), 6th Michael Matt (AUT), 8th Dave Ryding (GBR) and 9th Stefano Groß (ITA).

MEN | SLALOM | 20.01.2019

MEN | DOWNHILL | 19.01.2019

Feuz and Kilde on podium

Perfect conditions for downhill in Wengen (SUI). Under blue sky and a brilliant sun 37,000 fans came together to watch the famous and traditional Lauberhorn downhill, with 4,5 km the longest course on the World Cup tour. After an excellent run the Swiss Beat Feuz took the 2nd place and barley missed his chance to grab his third victory in Wengen. 3rd place went to Norway´s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR). Further LEKI athletes in top 10: 5th Bennet Bryce (USA), 6th Emanuelle Buzzi (ITA), 7 th Mauro Caviezel (SUI), 8th Martin Cater (SLO) and 10th Gilles Roulin (SUI).

MEN | DOWNHILL | 19.01.2019

MEN | ALPINE Combination | 18.01.2019

Again two Frenchmen on the podium

The first alpine combination of the season took place in Wengen (SUI). Due to weather forecast, the jury decided to switch the daily program and to start with the slalom run, followed by the downhill. With a great slalom and a strong downhill run Victor Muffat-Jeandet earned the 2nd position. Because of a great slalom run, Alexis Pinturault could save his spot on the podium on 3rd position. Mauro Caviezel (SUI) and Romed Baumann (AUT) ended up on 4th and 5th.

MEN | ALPINE Combination | 18.01.2019
15.01.19
KRONPLATZ
ITALY

LAdies | Giant Slalom | 15.01.2019

LEKI Triple in Kronplatz´s giant slalom

Once again Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) was a class apart and left her competitors far behind. With two outstanding runs she won the giant slalom of Kronplatz by a lead of 1.21 seconds and took her 54th World Cup win. On 2nd place was Tessa Worley (FRA), who timed the quickest second run for her fourth podium placing in five giant slaloms this season. In front of her home crowd, Marta Bassio (ITA) completed the podium on 3rd.  After a good second run Victoria Rebensburg moved up one position on rank 5. Meta Hrovat from Slovenia ended up on rank 7 showing her best performance of the season. Wendy Holdener (SUI) and Frida Hansdotter (SWE) rounded up top 10 as 9th and 10th.

LAdies | Giant Slalom | 15.01.2019
12.-13.01.19
ADELBODEN
SWITZERLAND

men | slalom | 13.01.2019

Clément Noël with his first Career Podium

First podium for 21 years old Clément Noël from France at men´s slalom. After two 4th places in the World Cup Tour the young French claimed his career first World Cup podium, by finishing 2nd in Adelboden. Just like the day before, Alexis Pinturault (FRA) unfortunately had to settle with the 4th place. He missed the podium with just +0.02 seconds.

Further LEKI athletes in Top 10: 5th Ramon Zenhäuser (SUI), 6th Elias Kolega (CRO), 7th Victor Muffat-Jeandet (FRA), 8th Daniel Yule (SUI) and 9th Jean-Baptiste Grange (FRA).

men | slalom | 13.01.2019

men | Giant Slalom | 12.01.2019

Fanara on Podium

Despite of unbelievable masses of snow in the Alps men´s Giant Slalom took place on the Chuenisbärgli in Adelboden. The 3rd place went to the oldest athlete on the start list (37 years old). Frenchman Thomas Fanara claimed his second podium this season. With a great performance and the third fastest time in the second run he moved up three spots. His teammate Alexis Pinturault ended up just behind on 4th. Also a great result for Slovenian Kranjec Zan on 5th position and for Tommy Ford (USA) on 6th. Victor Muffat-Jeandet (FRA) and the two young Swiss Caviezel Mauro and Marco Odermatt ranked from 8th to 10th.

men | Giant Slalom | 12.01.2019
08.01.19
FLACHAU
AUSTRIA

Ladies | SLALOM | 08.01.2019

Slalom Ladies – Shiffrin and Liensberger on the podium

Under lights and in front of 13.000 viewers the next Slalom Worldcup has taken place in Flachau (AUT). After a great first run Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) had best chances to hold on her winning streak in slalom. On the rough second run the US Lady didn’t manage to defend the position on the top and ended up on the 2nd place +0.15 seconds behind.

Katharina Liensberger from Austria moved into third place in the official results for her career-first podium on the World Cup tour. Anna Swenn Larsson (SWE) was unfortunately disqualified after officials discovered she unknowingly straddled a gate through a delay on the course.

Further six LEKI-Ladies made it to the top 10: 4th Wendy Holdener (AUT), 5th Frida Hansdotter (SWE), 6th Christina Geiger (GER), 8th Katharina Truppe (AUT), 9th Nastasia Noens (FRA) and 10th Aline Danioth (SUI)

Ladies | SLALOM | 08.01.2019
Ladies | SLALOM | 08.01.2019
05.-06.01.19
ZAGREB
CROATIA

MEN | SLALOM | 06.01.2019

Pinturault and Feller on the Podium

New Year has started with slalom in Zagreb under great conditions. After two fantastic runs Alexis Pinturault (FRA) managed to earn the 2nd place. Manuel Feller (AUT) did very well in the second run and rounded up the podium on rank 3.

Further five LEKI-athletes reached top 10: 4th Clement Noel (FRA), 7th Istok Rodes (CRO), 8th Felix Neureuther (GER), 9 th Daniel Yule (SUI), 10th Stefano Gross (ITA).

MEN | SLALOM | 06.01.2019

LADIES | SLALOM | 05.01.2019

Slalom Women – Unstoppable Mikaela Shiffrin

With the win in Zagreb Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) equals her own record winning streak by seven consecutive slalom wins set in 2016. By an impressive performance she demonstrates her current form and doesn´t let her competitors any chance. In 3rd place, Switzerland´s Wendy Holdener could celebrate a 19th World Cup podium in slalom.

Further six LEKI-athletes made it in top 10: 4th Frida Hansdotter (SWE), 5th Christina Geiger (GER), 6th Anna Swenn Larsson (SWE), 8th Bernadette Schild (AUT), 9th Chiara Costazza (ITA) and 10th Katharina Truppe (AUT).

LADIES | SLALOM | 05.01.2019
01.01.19
OSLO
NORWAY

LADIES | PARALLEL SLALOM | 01.01.2019

LEKI Ladies with a great start to the year

At the City Event in Oslo, 8 LEKI athletes raced in the top 10. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) gets second in the parallel slalom. The Swiss Wendy Holdener secured her next podium with third place, followed by Anna Swenn Larsson from Sweden and Erin Mielzynski from Canada. 7th to 10th position goes to Christina Geiger from Germany, Frida Hansdotter from Sweden and the two Austrians Katharina Truppe and Katharina Liensberger.

LADIES | PARALLEL SLALOM | 01.01.2019

MEN | PARALLEL SLALOM | 01.01.2019

LEKI men are also starting well

32-year-old Briton Dave Ryding finishes second and secures the second podium of his career. In the small final of the City Event, the Swiss Ramon Zenhäusern defeated the Swede Andre Myhrer and finished third. With Mattias Hargin, another Swede comes fifth, just ahead of Michael Matt from Austria. Daniel Yule (SUI), Clement Noel (FRA) and Alexis Pinturault (FRA) are in place 8 to 10.

MEN | PARALLEL SLALOM | 01.01.2019
28.-29.12.18
SEMMERING
AUSTRIA

LADIES | SLALOM | 29.12.2018

Shiffrin remains unstoppable

After 5th place in giant slalom Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) is now back on top. Two sovereign runs are enough for the american, to secure her 6th slalom World Cup victory in a row. Wendy Holdener (SUI) takes third place ahead of the two Austrians Katharina Liensberger and Katharina Truppe and Anna Swenn Larsson from Sweden. Laurance St-Germain from Canada comes 10th.

LADIES | SLALOM | 29.12.2018

LADIES | GIANT SLALOM | 28.12.2018

Dominik Paris races to victory in Bormio

With a 36-hundredth lead, Dominik Paris (ITA) secured his 9th World Cup victory in Downhill. The Swiss Beat Feuz finished just ahead of Bennet Bryce (USA) and becomes third. The 6th and 7th place went to the Frenchman Matthieu Bailet and the Austrian Matthias Mayer. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) in 9th place and Benjamin Thomsen (CAN) as tenth rounded off the strong performance of the LEKI athletes.

LADIES | GIANT SLALOM | 28.12.2018
26.-29.12.18
BORMIO
ITALY

MEN | SUPER G | 29.12.2018

Paris wins again - LEKI Triple in Super G

Dominik Paris (ITA) had a perfect weekend and wins one day after Downhill also the Super G in Bormio. With just one hundredth of a second advance, the Italian secured first place ahead of Matthiias Mayer from Austria. Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde finished third and complements the LEKI trio at the top. On the 6th to 8th place there ranks another LEKI trio with Beat Feuz (SUI), Smiseth Sejersted (NOR) and Marco Odermatt (SUI). The Swiss Marco Caviezel took a good tenth place.

MEN | SUPER G | 29.12.2018

MEN | DOWNHILL | 28.12.2018

Dominik Paris races to victory in Bormio

With a 36-hundredth lead, Dominik Paris (ITA) secured his 9th World Cup victory in Downhill. The Swiss Beat Feuz finished just ahead of Bennet Bryce (USA) and becomes third. The 6th and 7th place went to the Frenchman Matthieu Bailet and the Austrian Matthias Mayer. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) in 9th place and Benjamin Thomsen (CAN) as tenth rounded off the strong performance of the LEKI athletes.

MEN | DOWNHILL | 28.12.2018
22.12.18
MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO
ITALY

MEN | Slalom | 22.12.2018

Daniel Yule celebrates the 1st World Cup victory of his career

The Swiss Daniel Yule was able to catapult himself to the top with two great races. With 35-hundredths advance, the 25-year-old secured the first World Cup victory of his career. Michael Matt (AUT) also caught a strong slalom day. He secured third place just ahead of Dave Ryding (GBR). The places 6 to 8 went to Manfred Moelgg (ITA), Istok Rodes (CRO) and Felix Neureuther (GER). For Neureuther it is the best result of the current season. With Victor Muffat-Jeandet and Alexis Pinturault, two Frenchmen shared ninth place.

MEN | Slalom | 22.12.2018
MEN | Slalom | 22.12.2018
21.-22.12.18
COURCHEVEL
FRANCE

LADIES | SLALOM | 21.12.2018

Shiffrin celebrates 50th World Cup victory

In her best discipline Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) demonstrated once again how good she is and secured her 50th World Cup victory. Frida Hansdotter (SWE) moved up to third place with a strong second run. Just behind her were Wendy Holdener from Switzerland and Katharina Liensberger from Austria. In 7th to 9th place followed the Swede Anna Swenn Larsson, the Canarian Erin Mielzynski and the Italian Chiara Costazza.

LADIES | SLALOM | 21.12.2018

LADIES | GIANT SLALOM | 22.12.2018

LEKI ladies gain Triple

The American Mikaela Shiffrin won the giant slalom in Courchevel just ahead of Viktoria Rebensburg from Germany. Rebensburg, who was in the lead after the first race, had to admit defeat to Shiffrin in the end. The Frenchwoman Tessa Worley secured third place, despite a moderate second run. Two good runs from Frida Hansdotter (SWE) were enough for a 9th place.

LADIES | GIANT SLALOM | 22.12.2018
19.-20.12.18
SAALBACH-HINTERGLEMM
AUSTRIA

Men | Slalom | 20.12.2018

Loic Meillard is turning into the Saalbach-Hinterglemm hero

The Swiss earned his next podium within 24 hours. With an outstanding second run he confirmed his enormous potential in both tech disciplines and secured the 2nd place. Further six LEKI-athletes ended up in the top 10: 4th Manuel Feller (AUT), 5th Daniel Yule (SUI) and Michael Matt (AUT), 7th Clement Noel (FRA), 9th Marco Schwarz (AUT) and 10th Ramon Zenhäusern.

Men | Slalom | 20.12.2018

Men | Giant Slalom | 19.12.2018

First LEKI Triple of the season!

Kranjec Zan (SLO) claimed his career-first victory at the giant slalom in Saalbach-Hinterglemm and wrote skiing history, being the first male athlete of the Slovenian national team to win a giant slalom. In second place, another newcomer made his podium debut. The young Swiss Loic Meillard showed two great runs and secured his first time on the podium. In 3rd place it was the Frenchman Mathieu Faivre just 8 hundredth ahead of Stefan Luitz (GER). Further LEKI athletes in top 10: 5th Thomas Fanara (FRA), 7th Alexis Pinturault (FRA), 9th Luca de Aliprandini (ITA) and 10th Nestvold-Haugen Leif Kristian (NOR)

Men | Giant Slalom | 19.12.2018
17.-20.12.18
GRÖDEN
ITALY

Ladies | Super G | 19.12.2018

First Super-G in Groeden (Val Gardena)

One day after the first downhill on the Saslong for the Ladies, also the first super-G has taken place in Gröden. Nicole Schmidhofer (AUT) and Tina Weirather (LIE) tied the 2nd place with just 0,05 seconds behind first place. Jasmin Flury from Switzerland missed the podium again by one-hundredth of a second and finished 4th, with only 0.06 seconds behind first place. Further LEKI-Ladies in top 10: 7 th Viktoria Rebensburg (GER), 8th Stephanie Venier (AUT), 9 th Ramona Siebenhofer (AUT) and 10 th Christina Ager (AUT).

Ladies | Super G | 19.12.2018

Ladies | Downhill | 18.12.2018

Downhill in Groeden (Val Gardena)

After 40 starts in World Cup Nicol Delelago from Italy was powered by the hometown crowed to her career-first podium. Already in training she had two strong runs on the new slope, so that she performed the best run of her career and ended up in 2nd position. Ramona Siebenhofer (AUT) also showed a great run on the Saslong and closed up the podium on 3rd. It was her second time on the World Cup podium after December 2015. All further LEKI-Ladies ranked in top 10 are: 4th Jasmine Flury (SUI), 5th Michaela Wenig (GER), 6th Mirijam Puchner (AUT), 7th Stephanie Venier (AUT), 8th Kira Weidle (GER), 8th Lara Gut-Behrami (SUI) and 10th Nicole Schmidhofer (AUT).

Ladies | Downhill | 18.12.2018
16.-17.12.18
ALTA BADIA
ITALY

Men | Parallel Giant Slalom | 17.12.2018

Another outstanding performance by the LEKI men

One day after the sensational result in giant slalom, the LEKI-Athletes also showed a strong performance in parallel giant slalom. And again two Frenchmen raced very far to the front. Thibaut Favrot and Alexis Pinturault in second and third were the first of 8 LEKI-Athletes in the top 10. Behind them Matts Olsson (SWE), Stefan Luitz (GER), Gino Caviezel (SUI) and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde ( NOR) conquered the places four to seven. Stefan Brennsteiner from Austria in 9th place and Leif Nestvold-Haugen from Norway complemented the top ten.

Men | Parallel Giant Slalom | 17.12.2018

Men | Giant Slalom | 16.12.2018

Double podium for Team France in Alta Badia

Thomas Fanara and Alexis Pinturault picked up 2nd and 3rd place in a strong team showing. Both earned their podium finish of the season. Also a good performance was shown from Manuel Feller (AUT), who finished in 4th position. Further six LEKI-Athletes ended up in the top 10: 5th Tommy Ford (USA), 6th Matts Olsson (SWE), 7th Luca de Aliprandini (ITA), 8th Loic Meillard (SUI) and both on 9th Zan Kranjec (SLO) and Victor Muffat-Jeandet (FRA).

Men | Giant Slalom | 16.12.2018
12.-15.12.18
GRÖDEN
ITALY

Men | Downhill | 15.12.2018

Second downhill win for Aleksander Aamodt Kilde

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) laid down a perfect run in Saslong downhill of Gröden (ITA). With an advance of 0.86 seconds he dominated the field and picked up his second career downhill victory. Beat Feuz also showed a great performance and ended up on the podium on 3rd position. Further LEKI athletes ended up in the top 10: 4th Bennet Bryce, 6th Travis Ganong and 8th Mauro Caviezel.

In Super-G it was Aleksander Aamodt Kilde who managed to take the 5th rank on a difficulty and technical run. Josef Ferstl from Germany realized his best result of the season and ended up on 6th rank, just before Matthias Mayer (AUT) on 7th and Sejersted Adrian (NOR) on 8th. Andreas Sander (GER) finished on position 10.

Men | Downhill | 15.12.2018
Men | Downhill | 15.12.2018
08.-09.12.18
VAL D'ISERE
FRANCE

MEN | SLALOM | 09.12.2018

Cancelled!

As feared in advance, the men's slalom in Val d'Isere had to be canceled. In the end, it was not the snow, but the strong wind, as well as the snowdrifts that made it impossible to do a fair slalom for everyone.

MEN | SLALOM | 09.12.2018

MEN | GIANT SLALOM | 08.12.2018

Challenging giant slalom for the LEKI-Men

Just a week after the races overseas, the men found themselves in a giant slalom and slalom competition in french Val d'Isere. Because of heavy snowfall and wind, the giant slalom track was shortened on Saturday, but could be carried out. With heavy blows and no visibility, the athletes had to fight down the extremely steep slope of "La Face de Bellevarde". LEKI athlete Matts Olsson from Sweden coped well with the conditions and placed third after two great races. Alexis Pinturault (FRA), Loic Meillard (SUI) and Tommy Ford (USA) followed just behind in fourth, fifth and sixth place. Very pleasing was the performance of last year's Junior World Champion Marco Odermatt (SUI), who finished seventh. The top 10 were completed by Riccardo Tonetti (ITA), Zan Kranjec (SLO) and Mathieu Faivre (FRA).

MEN | GIANT SLALOM | 08.12.2018
08.-09.12.18
ST. MORITZ
SWITZERLAND

LADIES | PARALLEL SLALOM | 09.12.2018

Shiffrin also wins the parallel slalom

One day after her success at Super G, Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) also won the Parallel Slalom. In this format, which is called to be the future in the Alpine Skiing World Cup, the US American felt very well and was able to prevail despite a gross driving error in the final. In the small final, the Swiss Wendy Holender kept her nose in front and was able to secure the podium just before Katharina Liensberger from Austria.

LADIES | PARALLEL SLALOM | 09.12.2018

LADIES | SUPER G | 08.12.2018

First triple victory of the year for the ladies

On Saturday, under fantastic conditions, the second Super G of World Cup season 18/19 took place. A few days after their first Super-G victory in Lake Louise, Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) already celebrated her second. Lara Gut-Berami (SUI) has returned to the top after her serious injury last year and celebrated her second place. Tina Weirather (LIE) also got on very well with the selective Engadina slope and ranked third.

Another five LEKI athletes were in the top 10. The sixth place went to the Canadian Marie-Michele Gagnon, ahead of the young Swiss Joana Hählen and Victoria Rebensburg from Germany. The two Austrians, Nici Schmidhofer and Stefanie Venier, completed the top ten.

LADIES | SUPER G | 08.12.2018
27.11.-02.12.18
LAKE LOUISE
CANADA

Ladies | Downhill | 27.11 - 01.12.2018

Perfect weekend for Nici Schmidhofer

Nicole Schmidhofer (AUT) had never won a World Cup into the start of the 2018/19 speed season. But by the end of the opening downhill race in Lake Louise and after 129 World Cup starts, she had her first victory to her name. Kira Weidle of Germany, a newcomer to the podium, rounded out the top three finishers of the day. Stephanie Venier (AUT) and Tina Weirather (LIE) finished the race on 4th and 5th.

On the second downhill day it was Nici Schmidhofer again, who finished first. Micaela Shiffrin (USA) ended up on 4th just before Nicol Delago (ITA).

Ladies | Downhill | 27.11 - 01.12.2018

Ladies | Super G | 27.11 - 01.12.2018

Shiffrin wins her first Super G World Cup Race

On Sunday Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) reached another milestone in her young career by claiming her career-first victory in Super-G. She has now won World Cup races in ladies’ slalom, giant slalom, super-G and downhill. Just six further athletes achieved the same feat. Viktoria Rebensburg (GER) put down a solid run and picked up her first podium of the winter. Ramona Siebenhofer (AUT) ended up on 4th.

Ladies | Super G | 27.11 - 01.12.2018
27.11.-02.12.18
BEAVER CREEK
USA

Men | Giant slalom | 02.12.2018

Unbelievable comeback by Stefan Luiz in Beaver Creek

The race weekend in Beaver Creek concluded with a fairy tale comeback by Stefan Luiz (GER), who took the giant slalom win. After his serious injury last season, Luiz come back stronger. With two great runs he didn´t give a chance to his competitors and got his first World Cup Victory. Further good result for Loic Meillard (SUI) on 5th place, Matts Olsson (SWE) on 6th place, Ted Ligety (USA) and Riccardo Tonetti (ITA) on 8th place and Victor Muffat-Jeandette (FRA) on 10th place.

Men | Giant slalom | 02.12.2018

Men | Downhill and Super G | 27.11 - 02.12.2018

Great results in Beaver Creek

Beat Feuz (SUI) take the win by a very small margin over his fellow country man Mauro Caviezel on the infamous Birds of Prey downhill. The Frenchman Adrien Theaux missed the podium with +0.21 sec and ranked on 4th position.

One day later at men´s super-G Mauro Caviezel (SUI) showed one more time his great form and ended up on 2nd position. Dominik Paris (ITA) and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) shared the podium on the 3rd position. Matthias Mayer (AUT) and Klemen Kosi (SLO) ranked on position 8th and 9th.

 

Men | Downhill and Super G | 27.11 - 02.12.2018
24.-25.11.18
KILLINGTON
USA

Ladies | Slalom | 25.11.2018

Shiffrin and Hansdotter on Podium 

Next stop for the ladies was in Killington (USA), where they could compete in giant slalom and slalom. Fantastic but freezing cold conditions with minus 20° Celsius  didn´t make it easy for the ladies. On Saturday’s giant slalom, the favorites barely missed the podium. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), Tessa Worley (FRA) and Wendy Holdener (SUI) ranked 4th, 5th and 6th.

On Sunday things looked quite different at the ladies slalom. In her showcase discipline, Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) demonstrated her excellent form and took the win after two flawless runs on a difficult course. Also pleased was Frida Hansdotter (SWE), who finished third with a very good second run. Disappointment for Bernadette Schild (AUT) who missed the podium tightly. She was just behind Shiffrin after first run but slipped up in the second and ended on 4th position. Wendy Holdener (SUI) finished 6th, Anna Swenn Larsson (SWE) 7th, Katharina Truppe (AUT) 9th and Lena Dürr (GER) 10th.

Ladies | Slalom | 25.11.2018
Ladies | Slalom | 25.11.2018
21.-25.11.18
LAKE LOUISE
CANADA

Men | Super G | 25.11.2018

First Super G of the season in Lake Louise (CAN)

The surprise of the day came from Switzerland´s Mauro Caviezel. After the top riders were already through, he was performing a solid run and skied on 3rd place. Another four LEKI athletes ranked in the top 10: Matthias Mayer (AUT), Adrien Theaux (FRA), Sejersted Adrian Smiseth (NOR) and Beat Feuz (SUI).

Men | Super G | 25.11.2018

Men | Downhill | 24.11.2018

First downhill of the season in Lake Louise (CAN)

In good weather conditions in Lake Louise, Dominik Paris from Italy started with a podium in the new season. After a great run he secured the third place. Many downhill favorites couldn’t make it even close to the podium. Especially Beat Feuz had to settle for 6th place after fabulous performance in training. He had to handle with strong headwinds in the upper part. Matthias Mayer from Austria wasn’t lucky either with the weather conditions and ended up 8th.

Double World Champion Erik Guay announces retirement

Ahead of the races in Lake Louise, the Canadian Erik Guay announced that he will put an end to his career right after the events in his home country. The entire LEKI-Team wishes him all the best for the future and congratulates him for his outstanding and inspiring career.

Men | Downhill | 24.11.2018
17.-18.11.18
LEVI
FINLAND

Men | Slalom | 18.11.2018

Men´s season opener in Levi

Swede Andre Myhrer was able to tie on his performance of last season. After the first run on 9th position, he climbed up the board in second run and finished the race on the 3rd place. With this podium, Mhyrer becomes the oldest podium contender in the men´s slalom World Cup.

With a total of six LEKI athletes in the top 10 it was a successful start in the season 18/19: 4th Ramon Zenhäuser (SUI), 5th Baptiste Grange (FRA), 6th Daniel Yule (SUI), 7th Michael Matt (AUT) and 8th Manuel Feller (AUT).

The Frenchman Clement Noel, 3rd after first run, missed out a big opportunity for a place on the podium and ended up on position 26 after a fatal mistake just before the finish line. Last year´s winner Felix Neureuther (GER) missed the first race of the season. Two days before he broke his thumb and had to undergo surgery.

Men | Slalom | 18.11.2018

Ladies | Slalom | 17.11.2018

A perfect start for Mikaela Shiffrin

Defending overall World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) is also in the new slalom season the ultimate benchmark. In Levi (FIN) the American dominated her competitors and won the opening Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup slalom race with a 0.58-second lead. A big surprise on the podium was Bernadette Schild (+0.79-seconds). The Austrian skied the fastest second run to leap an astonishing nine positions from 12th place after the first run onto the podium in third place. With that great result she breaks her personal LEVI curse.

Four more LEKI athletes made it into the top 10 and complete a successful first slalom race in season 18/19: 4th Frida Hansdotter (SWE), 5th Wendy Holdener, 6th Anna Swenn Larsson (SWE), 8th Katharina Liensberger (AUT).

 

Ladies | Slalom | 17.11.2018
27.-28.10.18
SÖLDEN
AUSTRIA

Men | Giant slalom | 28.10.2018

Cancelled!

Men´s giant slalom on Sunday had to be cancelled because of too much snowfall and strong winds at the top. In those rough conditions, the safety of the race could not be ensured.

Men | Giant slalom | 28.10.2018

Ladies | Giant slalom | 27.10.2018

Successful start in alpine skiing season 2018/19 for LEKI

As every year, Season opener in Sölden is a special highlight. Steep and icy slopes, a high level of nervousness and also a great anticipation promise a nail-biting race. Despite the onset of the winter in the night from Friday to Saturday, ladies giant slalom could be held as planned. Challenging conditions with poor visibility, strong winds and heavy snowfalls ensured an exciting battle for the top places between the world´s best skiers.

1. Tessa Worley (FRA)
3. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA)
4. Viktoria Rebensburg (GER)
7. Wendy Holdener (SUI)

Ladies | Giant slalom | 27.10.2018