As the 2020/21 Alpine Season arrives at the closing weekend, three of the men’s disciplines and two of the women’s Crystal Globe winners are etched in the glass. A Crystal Globe is FIS’s trophy awarded for the winners (men and women) of each discipline in addition to the coveted season’s Overall Champion. With only a few events to go this weekend Lenzerheide, five racers hold a large enough lead in the point totals to claim the prize.
While there are individual discipline trophies left to be handed out, all eyes are on the pursuit for the season’s Overall titles. In the men’s contest, France’s Alexis Pinturault holds a 31-point lead over Swiss skier Marco Odermatt. The upcoming Slalom and Giant Slalom races this weekend favor Pinturault’s bid as the technical races are his “pain et beurre” (bread and butter).
In the women’s lineup, Slovakian Petra Vlhova seeks to be the first Slovakian to win the Overall World title 54-year history of the Alpine World Cup. In contrast, today’s weather cancellation of the Super-G proved to be a letdown for Swiss-sensation Lara Gut-Behrami who trails Vlhova by fewer than 100 points (a race win is worth 100 points). While Vlhova has raced in every discipline this season, the slalom events are her domain and Vlhova is expected to amass the points needed to claim the Overall title.
The 2020/21season concludes this weekend in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
Categories: FIS Alpine World Cup