Wrap of the 2019-2020 Alpine World Cup Season: Aleksander Aamodt Kilde Grabs the Overall Globe
Aleksander Amodt Kilde is the winner of the 2019-2020 Overall World Cup and can celebrate his very first big globe, after winning the Super-G title back in 2016. After switching back to Atomic last summer, Kilde had a very consistent season, winning "only" one race, the Super-G in Saalbach-Hinterglemm. The attacking Viking finished 6 further times on the podium throughout the season and made the difference by upping his game in Giant Slalom. While never achieving a podium in this discipline, the Norwegian always finished Top 6 in the last five Giant Slalom of the season, earning important points.
Kilde now becomes the fourth Norwegian after Kjetil André Aamodt, Lasse Kjus (2), and Aksel Lund Svindal (2) to win the Overall World Cup.
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Starts: 12
Olympic Winter Games Starts: 7 FIS World Cup Starts: 152 FIS World Cup Podiums: 18 FIS World Cup Victories: 4 (2 Downhill, 2 Super-G)
Alexis Pinturault was Kilde's main rival until the end and finished second in the overall standings. The French man won six races during the season (3 GS, 2 AC, 1 SL) but it was not enough to secure his first Overall World Cup Title. Pinturault has a small consolation prize and can celebrate winning the 2019-2020 Alpine Combined title for the fourth time in his career.
Henrik Kristoffersen fails to achieve his goal for the 2019-2020 season of winning the big globe and finished third in the overall standings. Nevertheless, it's still a positive season for the Norwegian tech skier, who clinched both the Giant Slalom and the Slalom Globes. It was a very tight finish in both disciplines, considering that Kristoffersen finished only 2 points ahead of Clement Noel (FRA) in Slalom and 6 points ahead of Alexis Pinturault (FRA) in Giant Slalom. It's the second Slalom World Cup Title for Kristoffersen - after winning it in 2016 - and the first one ever in Giant Slalom.
Beat Feuz finished on the podium seven times, including two victories, in the 9 Downhill races this season. The Swiss speed machine celebrates the third consecutive Downhill globe of his career, as he finished first in the Downhill standings, more than 200 points ahead of Thomas Dressen (second) and Matthias Mayer (third).
Men's Globe Winners of the 2019-2020 Season
Overall World Cup Winner: Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR)
Slalom World Cup Winner: Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR)
Giant Slalom World Cup Winner: Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR)
Super-G World Cup Winner: Mauro Caviezel (SUI)
Downhill World Cup Winner: Beat Feuz (SUI)
Alpine Combined World Cup Winner: Alexis Pinturault (FRA)
Parallel World Cup Winner: Loic Meillard (SUI)
Longines Rising Ski Star: Clement Noel (FRA)
Overall Nations Cup Winner: Switzerland
Best Ski Manufacturer Award: Rossignol