Since switching over from Alpine skiing in 2010, French skier Jean Frederic Chapuis has shown a remarkable aptitude for ski cross racing. While his World Cup results may not initially bowl you over, with just a handful of podiums and two victories, the fact that the 25 year old is at once the reigning world champion and Olympic gold medalist should say something about his ski cross prowess.
So, if there is such a thing as a "big game performer" in the world of ski cross, where so many outcomes are the result of a combination of luck and skill that can rarely be planned for, Jean-Fred is it. His world championships win at Voss 2013 put the notice out that his string of strong finishes over the previous seasons were no fluke, and his lead of the French sweep of the podium at Sochi 2014 proved that he may just be the most quietly dangerous man on the tour.
With a win at the final race of the 2013/14 season on home soil in La Plagne, Chapuis put an exclamation mark on an incredible season, setting him up as an early favourite to repeat as world champion at the Kreischberg 2015 Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships and to challenge for the crystal globe come season end.
|1609625.01.2014||Ski Cross||Kreischberg||AUT||World Cup||27||45.00|
|1608817.01.2014||Ski Cross||Val Thorens||FRA||World Cup||20||110.00|
|1608716.01.2014||Ski Cross||Val Thorens||FRA||World Cup||5||450.00|
|1608615.01.2014||Ski Cross||Val Thorens||FRA||Qualification||7||18.00|
|1606222.12.2013||Ski Cross||Innichen/San Candido||ITA||World Cup||9||290.00|
|1606121.12.2013||Ski Cross||Innichen/San Candido||ITA||World Cup||26||50.00|
|1606020.12.2013||Ski Cross||Innichen/San Candido||ITA||Qualification||8||16.00|
|1605515.12.2013||Ski Cross||Val Thorens||FRA||World Cup||3||600.00|
|1605414.12.2013||Ski Cross||Val Thorens||FRA||Qualification||18||6.50|
|1604707.12.2013||Ski Cross||Nakiska||CAN||World Cup||4||500.00|