Luc Alphand

Luc Alphand ( born August 6, 1965 in Briançon ) is a French former alpine skier and former racing driver.

  • 2.1 Le Mans results

Skiing career

Alphand won in his career twelve World Cup races, including ten runs and two Super -G. In the years 1995, 1996 and 1997, he won the small crystal globe for winning the Downhill World Cup, 1997, he also won the trophy in Super -G. In 1997, he became the highlight of his career the World Cup - the first and to date only, speed specialist exclusively with results from downhill and super -G. In the same year he was appointed by the sports newspaper L' Équipe France's Sportsman of the Year ( " champion of champions" ) selected and awarded by the International Association of Ski Journalists with the Skieur d'Or.

At Olympic Games and World Championships Alphand was not as successful. Here he won only bronze in the downhill at the World Championships in 1996 in the Sierra Nevada.

Alphand was ten times French Champion: Eight times he won in the downhill, and once each in the Super- G and in combination.

World Cup wins

Motorsport career

After his skiing career is Luc Alphand dedicated to motorsport and competed in numerous desert rallies. In the 2005 Dakar Rally, he finished second in the overall standings. In 2006 he finally won the rally with Mitsubishi. He is the first skier or the first prominent newcomers ever to have won this rally. Since 2001 Alphand is every year at the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the start. In November 2010, Luc Alphand announced his retirement from motor sport. The reason is a serious spinal injury he suffered in a motorcycle Rally 2009 in France.

Le Mans results