In the last men’s race of 2013 taking place in Bormio, Italy, Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway celebrated his 25th World Cup victory crossing the finish line of the Downhill in 1:54:08, finishing 0.39 seconds ahead of last year’s winner, Hannes Reichelt of Austria and 0.51 seconds ahead of Erik Guay of Canada who won the last downhill in Val Gardena, Italy.
In Lienz, Austria for the last women’s race of the year, Marlies Schild of Austria celebrated her 35th Slalom win of her career in a combined time of 1:55:63 ahead of the first run leader Mikaela Schiffrin of the USA ending in second place 0.41 seconds behind. Maria Höfl-Riesch of Germany finished third 0.63 seconds off the leader. Schild equaled Vreni Schneider’s record of 34 World Cup slalom victories in the last slalom race in Courchevel, France. With her 35th victory, she is now the lone holder of the record. Schild also is the second woman in World Cup history to win 35 or more races in one discipline after Austria’s Annemarie Moser-Pröll, who won 36 World Cup downhill races.
The World Cup will start again in 2014 with the women’s and men’s slalom races in Bormio, Italy on the 5th and 6th of January.