|birthday||28th January 1976 (age 44)|
|place of birth||Échirolles , France|
|discipline||Slalom , combination|
|society||Les Deux Alpes|
|End of career||September 2010|
|Placements in the Alpine Ski World Cup|
Pierrick Bourgeat (born January 28, 1976 in Échirolles ) is a former French ski racer . His specialty disciplines were slalom and combination . Until 2009 he took part in 124 world cup races, reached the podium nine times and won three slaloms. From 1997 to 2007 he took part in all World Championships and Olympic Winter Games, where he was in the top ten several times in slalom and combined and won a bronze medal in the team competition at the 2005 World Championships . After several injuries, he ended his career in 2010.
Pierrick Bourgeat started in December 1995 for the first time in the European Cup . Without having achieved any major success there, he contested his first World Cup race in January 1996 . In his second race, the Park City slalom on November 24, 1996, he finished 26th and scored his first World Cup points. Just six weeks later, on January 6, 1997, in the Kranjska Gora slalom, he finished ninth in the top ten for the first time. His first appearance at the World Championships in Sestriere in 1997 was unsuccessful, he could not finish the first slalom run. The next year, Bourgeat achieved his first podium in the World Cup: on January 4, 1998, he finished second in the slalom in Kranjska Gora. In February he took part in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano and finished 10th in slalom.
The Frenchman achieved his first World Cup victory on November 22, 1998 in the Park City slalom. With a second podium and four other places in the top ten, he reached fourth place in the Slalom World Cup in the 1998/99 season , tied with Norwegian Kjetil André Aamodt . At the 1999 World Championships in Vail , however, he had no luck, he was eliminated in the first slalom run.
After Bourgeat had to pause the entire 1999/2000 season due to a knee injury, he was able to ride at the top of the world again in 2000/01 . In Shigakōgen , Japan , he won both slalom races and ended the season, like two years before, with fourth place in the slalom classification. At the 2001 World Championships in St. Anton , he reached tenth place in slalom. The 2001/02 World Cup season was somewhat less successful . His best result was a fifth place and he fell back to 16th place in the Slalom World Cup. In his second Olympic participation in Salt Lake City in 2002 , he could not finish the slalom. At the beginning of the 2002/03 season he reached a second place in Park City and finished ninth in the slalom final. At the 2003 World Championships in Bormio , Bourgeat started in the combination for the first time and achieved fourth place as the best French. In the slalom it was only enough for 17th place.
From the 2003/04 season , Bourgeat also competed in the Combined World Cup, where he was able to regularly place in the top ten. In slalom, however, the next few seasons were less successful, with top 10 placements being the exception. At the World Championships in Bormio 2005 he finished eighth in the combination and won the bronze medal together with the French team in the team competition, which was held for the first time. He finished the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin with eighth place in combination and eleventh place in slalom.
In the World Cup, Bourgeat was only able to achieve a podium place again after more than two and a half years. With third place in the super combination on the Reiteralm on December 10, 2006, he came on the podium for the only time in this discipline. At his sixth World Championships in Åre in 2007 , he finished fifth in the nations competition, but he could not finish the super combination and the slalom. In July 2007, Bourgeat was seriously injured again, suffered a fracture of the fibula and was then unable to contest any races for the entire 2007/2008 season. In the 2008/09 season he only took part in three World Cup races and only reached the points once.
On November 11, 2009, Bourgeat suffered the next serious injury: he broke his right shin during the elimination runs of the French team for the World Cup slalom in Levi . As a result of his injuries, Bourgeat announced his retirement from ski racing in September 2010.
- St. Anton 2001 : 9th slalom
- St. Moritz 2003 : 4th combination, 17th slalom
- Bormio 2005 : 3rd team competition, 8th combination
- Åre 2007 : 5th team competition
- 4th place in the Slalom World Cup 1998/99 and 2000/01
- A total of 9 podium places, including 3 wins:
|November 22, 1998||Park City||United States||slalom|
|February 17, 2001||Shigakogen||Japan||slalom|
|February 18, 2001||Shigakogen||Japan||slalom|
- 1 podium
- 2 podium places, including 1 victory (Slalom in Keystone on December 1, 2005)
Junior World Championships
- Voss 1995 : 20th departure
- French junior champion in slalom 1995
- 18 victories in FIS races (17 × slalom, 1 × giant slalom; from the 1994/1995 season)
- Pierrick Bourgeat website (French)
- Pierrick Bourgeat in the database of the International Ski Federation (English)
- Pierrick Bourgeat in the database of Ski-DB (English)
- Pierrick Bourgeat in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- Pierrick Bourgeat threatens retirement . derStandard.at , November 11, 2009, accessed on November 24, 2009
- Pierrick Bourgeat announces his retirement . Fédération Internationale de Ski , September 20, 2010, accessed October 12, 2010
- Pierrick BOURGEAT with un terme à sa carrière sportive . Fédération Française de Ski , September 22, 2010, accessed October 12, 2010 (French)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||French ski racer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 28, 1976|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Échirolles , France|