Since switching over from Alpine skiing in 2010, French skier Jean Frederic Chapuis has shown a remarkable aptitude for the world of ski cross racing.
In 25 World Cup starts dating back to the 2010-11 season, Jean Frederic has missed out on going through to the 'Eight Finals' in only one race - in Grasgehren, GER, in February 2013 when he finished in 42nd.
In his 24 other World Cup races, Jean Frederic has shown the kind of consistency usually reserved for grizzled veterans, finishing in the top-10 more than 50% of the time while skiing intelligent line choices with a quiet confidence and unmatched patience.
While his career totals may not initially bowl one over - he has one career victory and three career podiums - it's where and how he picked those victories up that puts him in the Top Athletes category heading into 2013-14, as he finished the season with convincing back-to-back podiums in Are, SWE to elevate himself to the position of 4th-ranked ski cross racer in the world.
Of course, that itself is may be only mildly impressive until you consider that, just the week before the Are races, at the 2013 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships in Voss, NOR, young Jean Frederic beat out the best in the world on the biggest day of the season to take home gold and the title of World Champion.
In 2013/14, Jean Fred peaked at just the right time, making his way smoothly through a wild ski cross competition at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games to claim the gold medal in a French sweep of the podium. With both the world and Olympic champion crowns, Jean Frederic has proven himself the top big event performer on the Audi ski cross World Cup.
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