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Jean-Noël Augert

Jean-Noël Augert

French alpine skier
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro French alpine skier
Countries France
Occupations Alpine skier
Gender male
Birth 17 August 1949 (Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne)
The details
Biography

Jean-Noël Augert (born 17 August 1949) is a French former alpine skier. He competed at the 1972 Olympics and finished in fifth place in the slalom and giant slalom.
Augert was born in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and grew at the La Toussuire ski resort, Savoy. he debuted in the Alpine Skiing World Cup with a victory, at the Adelboden giant slalom (6 January 1969). Nicknamed "Rosko", he was, however, a specialist of the slalom discipline, in which he won three World Cups in 1969, 1971 and 1972, and in which he won a Gold medal at the 1970 World Championships in Val Gardena. He was also second in the overall classification of the 1969 World Cup and third in the Giant Slalom World Cup 1969. Besides his 15 wins in World Cup races, he finished 15 times at the podium (place two: 6 slaloms, 3 giant slaloms; place three: 2 slaloms, 4 giant slaloms). He came fifth in both the men's slalom and giant slalom at the 1972 Winter Olympics. Becoming fifth in the Giant Slalom at Sapporo did come up to his expectations, but the other fifth place didn't (it was disappointing). Because he did win the Slalom Races at Lauberhorn and Hahnenkamm (known as the most difficult Slalom Races) a few weeks before - he was the odds-one favorite.
In the Hahnenkamm-Races in 1971, he could win two Slalom Races: One on January 23rd, one on January 24th - but only the second one did count for the World Cup. The Race from January 23rd (it was called FIS-Race) was carried out insteed of the Downhill Race, which was cancelled because lack of snow.
Augert retired from the competitions aged 24, due to quarrels with the French Ski Federation (December 1973). In 1975 he married the fellow alpine skier Françoise Macchi. He is the uncle of Jean-Pierre Vidal, Olympic champion in slalom at the 2002 Winter Olympics, and fellow alpine skier Vanessa Vidal. He also is the nephew of Jean-Pierre Augert.

World cup victories

Season titles

Season Discipline
1969 Slalom
1971 Slalom
1972 Slalom

Individual races

  • 15 wins – (13 slalom, 2 giant slalom)
Date Location Race
6 January 1969 Switzerland Adelboden Giant Slalom
8 February 1969 Sweden Åre Giant Slalom
22 March 1969 United States Waterville Valley Slalom
21 December 1969 Austria Lienz Slalom
8 February 1970 Italy Val Gardena † Slalom
6 January 1971 West Germany Berchtesgaden Slalom
24 January 1971 Austria Kitzbühel Slalom
30 January 1971 France Megève Slalom
7 February 1971 Switzerland Mürren Slalom
14 March 1971 Sweden Åre Slalom
16 January 1972 Austria Kitzbühel Slalom
23 January 1972 Switzerland Wengen Slalom
28 January 1973 Austria Kitzbühel Slalom
15 March 1973 Japan Naeba Slalom
23 March 1973 United States Heavenly Valley Slalom

Results from the 1970 World Championships were included in the World Cup standings.

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