Alpine Ski World Cup Men Odds
The International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine World Cup tour is the premier circuit for alpine skiing competition. The inaugural season launched in January 1967, and the 2017-2018 season marks the 52nd consecutive year for the FIS. This World Cup season begins at the end of October in Sölden, Austria, and will conclude in the United States at Aspen just before the end of March. The biennial World Championships will interrupt this competitive season in early February in Saint Moritz, Switzerland.
This winter’s season is composed by 9 downhills, 11 slaloms, 9 giant slaloms, 6 super giant slaloms and 2 alpine combined. The alpine ski racer will complete in 37 events in the 19 stages of the competitions.
Austrian hope for the season and the Olympic event is Marcel Hirscher. Only Tony Sailer owns more individual world titles among Austrian men. Hirscher is en route to his sixth straight World Cup overall title this season, which no man from any country has accomplished. He’s at 43 World Cup wins, 11 shy of the Austrian men’s mark held by Hermann Maier. At 27 years old, Hirscher ought to eclipse it. But Hirscher’s resume has a gaping hole — no Olympic gold medal. He was upset in the Sochi Olympic slalom by countryman Mario Matt. And there’s no certainty Hirscher will be a favorite in PyeongChang. For years, he was the world’s second-best giant slalom skier behind Ligety, who could reclaim the throne next season, though that is a tall order.
Alexis Pintureau is another skier to look at in 2017-18 season. During the 2016-2017 season Pinturault won the giant slalom in Sölden. At Val d'Isère in the giant slalom, he was the third and first in the 2 cometitoon held there. He won the Santa Caterina alpine combined and giant slalom Adelboden. In the parallel slalom of Stockholm he was second.
Henrik Kristoffersen should not be forgotten too. Kristoffersen finished in the last season in Val d'Isere he placed third in slalom and won giant slalom. He won the Madonna di Campiglio slalom and was third in the Zagreb slalom. In Adelboden, Wengen and in Schladming, he won the slalom.
Also a good shape in the previous season shown Kjetil Jansrud, and he is definitely looking promising for this season too. Last seaon Jansrud won the Val d'Isère super giant slalom and downhill, also in Val Gardena, he won the super giant slalom. In Alta Badia Giant Slalom couple he was third. He won the Santa Caterina super giant slalom and was second in Garmisch-Partenkirchen downhill.
Dominik Paris is the Italy’s hope this season. Paris was the third of Val d'Isère and Santa Caterina in the Super-G before winning the Kitzbühel downhill last season.
Other names to keep an eye on include Felix Neureuther, Peter Fill, Mathieu Faivre and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde.