The Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals week for Alpine Skiing is on the horizon in the U.S. resort of Aspen, where the best 25 ladies and men and the newly-crowned junior world champions will race the last competitions of the 2016/17 World Cup season. The Finals, from 15th-19th March, are sure to be exciting, with five of twelve season titles still open.
In the ladies’ events, only one globe was secured so far, as Ilka Stuhec (SLO) clinchedthe alpine combined title. Two ladies will battle for the downhill and super G globess in Aspen: Stuhec will try to defend her 97-point lead over Sofia Goggia (ITA) in downhill and her 15-point margin over Tina Weirather (LIE) in super-G. Even though two more tech races are taking place this weekend in Squaw Valley (USA), Mikaela Shiffrin secured the slalom title earlier this season. The giant slalom and overall globes are still up for grabs.
Last weekend in Kranjska Gora (SLO), Marcel Hirscher (AUT) secured the overall globe for the record-breaking sixth consecutive time, as well as his fourth title in both slalom and giant slalom. In super-G, Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) is guaranteed to walk away with the discipline globe. The Norwegian is still in the hunt for the downhill globe, where he will have to hold on to his 33-point lead over last season’s winner Peter Fill (ITA). Alexis Pinturault (FRA) already earned the alpine combined globe, dominating the discipline for the fourth time.
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