With newcomers Patrick Feurstein, Matthieu Bailet, and Jessica Hilzinger, the HEAD Worldcup Rebels enter the 2022/23 season stronger than ever. Kjetil Jansrud leaves last season's strongest alpine ski team to conclude his successful career after almost two decades.
The HEAD Worldcup Rebels reasserted their leading position in the alpine skiing World Cup in the 2021/22 season: In the FIS Brand Ranking HEAD is yet again the clear number one with 8,275 points. At the Olympic Games in Beijing, the highlight of the season, six out of ten Gold medals in the individual events went to the HEAD team. In the World Cup, the HEAD Worldcup Rebels raced to 64 podium finishes - 17 times they stood on top of the podium.
The 2021/22 Alpine ski season came to an end on Sunday in Meribel with the technical disciplines. Atle Lie McGrath celebrated his second World Cup victory in the last race of this season, the men's Slalom, on Sunday. Lena Dürr finished her best World Cup season so far with second place in the Slalom on Saturday. Sara Hector finished second in the Giant Slalom overall ranking.
In the last speed events of this season, the HEAD Worldcup Rebels once again showed up in style in Courchevel. Vincent Kriechmayr was the fastest in the Downhill on Wednesday on the 2023 World Cup course and was also in a class of his own in the Super-G on Thursday. Ragnhild Mowinckel bagged her second World Cup victory in the Super-G on Thursday. Christine Scheyer finished second in the Downhill event, missing her second World Cup victory by just a tenth of a second.
Atle Lie McGrath celebrates winning the Night Slalom in Flachau: The 21-year-old Norwegian athlete unleashed a show-stopping second run to nail his first World Cup victory. Fourth place went to Johannes Strolz from Austria, who was in the lead after the first run.
Norwegian athlete Kjetil Jansrud - a very big name in the Alpine Skiing World Cup - says goodbye after almost two decades. The 36-year-old Olympic and World Champion competed in his last race in the Downhill on Saturday in his home town of Kvitfjell. In Kvitfjell and Lenzerheide, the HEAD Worldcup Rebels podiumed six times over the weekend. Canadian athlete James Crawford celebrated his first podium in second place in the Super-G in Kvitfjell on Sunday.
With her second place in the first Downhill in Crans Montana on Saturday, Ragnhild Mowinckel is now indisputably among the very best in the world in this discipline as well. It was the Norwegian’s first podium in the Downhill. Austrian racer Cornelia Hütter finished the race in third.
At the top event this season, the HEAD Worldcup Rebels once again confirmed their unique class. The best ski team in the world was on top of the podium in six out of ten individual events. In total, HEAD athletes won 15 medals. HEAD was represented on the podium in all ten competitions.
Just in time for the Olympic Games, two HEAD athletes are on top form: Cornelia Hütter celebrated her third World Cup victory in the Super-G in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Sunday, her first since 2017. Corinne Suter won the Downhill on Saturday. For the Swiss athlete, this was the first victory of the season.