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Wengen-Kitzbuhel Double

Here's a list of the men who've won both the classic Hahnenkamm (Kitzbuhel) and Lauberhorn (Wengen) downhills in the same season.

Only three skiers have achieved this feat more than once, Austrian trio Toni Sailer (twice), Karl Schranz (twice) and Franz Klammer (three times).

Sailer did it two years in a row in 1956 and 1957, whilst Klammer, unbelievably, won both races three years in a row between 1975 and 1977, a feat that we think will be a long time, if ever, before it's repeated.

And let's not forget poor old Didier Cuche - a record five times winner on the Hahnenkamm at Kitzbuhel, but, almost as incredibly, unable to claim victory even once on the home snow of the Lauberhorn.

Race Details for Wengen and Kitzbuhel Downhill Double

Follow the links below for more information on the individual races for both the Wengen Lauberhorn races and the Kitzbuhel Hahnenkamm races:

Wengen Downhill

All the details of the classic Lauberhorn race on the slopes below the Eiger, including all the winners from one of the world's most stunning sporting events.

Kitzbuhel Downhill

The Hahnenkamm downhill race at Kitzbuhel is one of the most exciting events on the ski-racing calendar. Check out the history and details of the Streif race - the most brutal race slope in skiing .

Wengen and Kitzbuhel Men's Downhill-Double Winners

The list of skiers who have claimed victory in both the Wengen Lauberhorn Downhill and the Kitzbuhel Hahnenkamm Downhill in the same year:

Year Double-Winner Nationality
2009 Didier Defago Switzerland
2002 Stephan Eberharter Austria
1999 Lasse Kjus Norway
1992 Franz Heinzer Switzerland
1989 Marc Girardelli Luxembourg
1982 Harti Weirather Austria
1980 Ken Read Canada
1977 Franz Klammer Austria
1976 Franz Klammer Austria
1975 Franz Klammer Austria
1974 Roland Collombin Switzerland
1969 Karl Schranz Austria
1968 Gerhard Nenning Austria
1967 Jean-Claude Killy France
1966 Karl Schranz Austria
1961 Guy Perillat France
1957 Toni Sailer Austria
1956 Toni Sailer Austria
1954 Christian Pravda Austria

Wengen and Kitzbuhel Men's Downhill Double - Most Successful Skiers

Austrian skiers Franz Klammer, Toni Sailer and Karl Shranz are the only skiers to have done the Wengne-Kitzbuhel 'double' more than once, and with the now-retired Didier Defago being the last skier to have achieved the feat, it could stay that way for a while longer...

Number of Doubles Name Nationality Years
3 Franz Klammer Austria 1975 1976 1977
2 Toni Sailer Austria 1956 1957
2 Karl Schranz Austria 1966 1969
1 Roland Collombin Switzerland 1974
1 Didier Defago Switzerland 2009
2 Stephan Eberharter Austria 2002
1 Marc Girardelli Luxembourg 1989
1 Franz Heinzer Switzerland 1992
1 Jean-Claude Killy France 1967
1 Lasse Kjus Norway 1999
1 Gerhard Nenning Austria 1968
1 Guy Perillat France 1961
1 Christian Pravda Austria 1954
1 Ken Read Canada 1980
1 Harti Weirather Austria 1982

Useful Links for Wengen and Kitzbuhel Downhill Double




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