Bravo Dominik Paris, Bravo Beat Feuz
At the World Cup Final in Soldeu, Andorra, the crystal ball trophies were awarded to the best skiers in each individual discipline. The Swiss Beat Feuz triumphed in the downhill and South Tyrolean Dominik Paris in the super-G.
Feuz impressed this season with his incredible consistency. He finished sixth twice in the eight World Cup downhills and reached the winner's podium an incredible six times including in Val Gardena/Gröden, where he finished third. Dominik Paris finished second in the downhill classification, 20 points behind. He left some points on the table on the Saslong recording his worst result of the season in his home race of all races finishing 17th.
The super-G in Val Gardena/Gröden also did not go according to Paris’ wishes (he retired), but nevertheless he celebrated his greatest successes in this discipline becoming world champion and bringing home the crystal ball thanks to three victories this season.
Ilka Stuhec, two-time winner of the Val Gardena/Gröden races, did not win the women's competition in Soldeu. The crystal ball in the downhill went to the Austrian Nicole Schmidhofer (10th on the Saslong), the one in the super-G to the American Mikaela Shiffrin (not at the start in Val Gardena/Gröden).