Fenninger produces the goods to win race and Overall Globe
When the going gets tough the tough get going. HEAD World Cup Rebel Anna Fenninger pushed it to the limit in the final race of the 2015 World Cup to secure not only her third Giant Slalom win in a row but also the Overall Crystal Globe as the best female skier on the World Cup. The mathematics were simple: She had to beat Tina Maze by 19 points to defend her Overall title and victory was enough. Eva Maria Brem took second place in the race, overhauling Maze who had been in second after the first run and ended up in third.
Maze race out of power in the run into the finish on the second run but Fenninger still had to be in front of Maze at the finish and a near perfect run secured her 14th career World Cup win and with it a successful defence of the Women’s Overall World Cup Globe.
“It’s really hard to describe. I have had so many things on my mind to concentrate on this weekend. If I were not myself, I would have to take your hat off in front of me. I had so much pressure and it has helped to have so many people helping, thanks to all who have helped here,” Fenninger said in the finish.
Fenninger did not dare to believe that she could win the Overall back in December but put it down to hard work. “It was for weeks the hardest fight I’ve ever had. From the nervous situation the worst thing I have ever had. It was much more difficult this year,”she added in terms of winning the Globe.
With Sara Hector emphasising her rising stature in Giant Slalom by coming fourth and Lindsey Vonn taking fifth, this was a great day for the HEAD World Cup Rebels. When Fenninger crossed the line and saw the green light, all the emotions of the winter poured out: Relief, delight and exhaustion all at once: One run resulted in two Globes: The Giant Slalom Globe and also the big one, the Overall.
The race for the Overall is best looked at Fenninger’s run in to the end of the season: In the last thirteen races she has started, her record reads: five wins, five second places and one third place. Only twice since January 19 has she not been on the podium, one of those being the slalom at the World Cup Finals, a discipline she rarely trains!
Fenninger embodies all that HEAD is about – #HEADWhatsYourLimit!
1. Anna Fenninger (AUT) HEAD – Giant Slalom & Overall World Cup Champion
2. Eva Maria Brem
3. Tina Maze
4. Sara Hector (SWE) HEAD
5. Lindsey Vonn (USA) HEAD
16. Liz Goergl (AUT) HEAD