Like with teams and athletes, the foundation for a successful winter are made in the summer. One part of the preparation for the FIS team is the official FIS inspection that takes place at almost every World Cup venue.
Henrik Kristofferesen (NOR) won the debut men’s slalom race of the 2015-16 Audi FIS World Cup season, topping the rest of the field by 1.09 seconds in a race packed with twists and turns in Val d’Isere (FRA).
It was a wild finish in the men’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom race in Val d’Isere (FRA), but in the end it was a familiar name topping the field as Austrian Marcel Hirscher took his second straight giant slalom victory with an impressive 1.29 seconds margin of victory.
Austria's Elisabeth Görgl topped a superb weekend in Val d’Isüre by winning Sunday’s super-G after finishing second in the previous day’s downhill behind Lindsey Vonn, who crashed out within sight of the all-time World Cup record of wins.
USA's Lindsey Vonn did not miss her comeback to Val d’Isère one year after her forced injury break, winning her fourth World Cup downhill on the OK piste and the 61st victory of her career.
Austria's Anna Fenninger was the fastest on the 2900 meter long course in a time of 1:45.93. Her teammate Regina Sterz took second position, just 0.42 seconds off the pace, while USA's Lindsey Vonn took third, 0.45 seconds back.