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World Cup 2008/2009 in numbers

Mon, Mar  30, 2009 - By FIS

Below please find the facts and figures of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup season 2008/2009.

Overall ranking ladies                       
1 Justyna Kowalczyk (POL)     1810 pts
2 Petra Majdic (SLO)          1710 pts
3 Aino-Kaisa Saarinen (FIN)   1463 pts
4 Arianna Follis (ITA)        1135 pts
5 Virpi Kuitunen (FIN)        1124 pts
6 Marianna Longa (ITA)        995 pts

Rookie of the year (best U23 skier):
Therese Johaug (NOR, 7th place overall)

Distance ranking ladies
1 Justyna Kowalczyk (POL)     1004 pts
2 Aino-Kaisa Saarinen (FIN)    706 pts
3 Marianna Longa (ITA)         662 pts

Sprint ranking ladies
1 Petra Majdic (SLO)          875 pts
2 Arianna Follis (ITA)        469 pts
3 Pirjo Muranen (FIN)         461 pts

Team Cup ladies
1 Finland                    5113 pts
2 Norway                     3785 pts
3 Italy                      3297 pts

Prize Money ranking (in CHF)
1. Petra Majdic (SLO)        227,000 
2. Justyna Kowalczyk (POL)   214,625
3. Virpi Kuitunen (FIN)      204,450

Most WC victories (including competition series):
8 - Petra Majdic (SLO) 
5 - Justyna Kowalczyk (POL) 
2 - Virpi Kuitunen (FIN)

Most top 3 places (including competition series):
10 - Petra Majdic (SLO) 
 8 - Justyna Kowalczyk (POL)
 7 - Aino Kaisa Saarinen (FIN)

Overall ranking men
1 Dario Cologna (SUI)         1344 pts
2 Petter Northug (NOR)        1217 pts
3 Ola Vigen Hattestad (NOR)    792 pts
4 Pietro Piller Cottrer (ITA)  774 pts
5 Sami Jauhojaervi (ITA)       765 pts
6 Axel Teichmann (GER)         724 pts

Rookie of the year (best U23 skier):
Dario Cologna (SUI)

Distance ranking men
1 Pietro Piller Cottrer (ITA)  559 pts
2 Dario Cologna (SUI)          539 pts
3 Petter Northug (NOR)         489 pts

Sprint ranking men
1 Ola Vigen Hattestad (NOR)    792 pts
2 Renato Pasini (ITA)          359 pts
3 Tor Arne Hetland (NOR)       335 pts

Team Cup men
1 Norway                      5549 pts
2 Russia                      3141 pts
3 Italy                       3116 pts

Nations Cup (ladies & men)
1 Norway                      9334 pts
2 Finland                     6675 pts
3 Italy                       6413 pts

Prize money ranking (in CHF)
1 Dario Cologna (SUI)         262,800
2 Petter Northug (NOR)        182,625
3 Ola Vigen Hattestad (NOR)   128,759         

Most WC victories (including competition series):
6 - Ola Vigen Hattestad (NOR) 
2 - Dario Cologna (SUI) - Tour de Ski & World Cup Final
2 - Petter Northug (NOR)

Most top 3 places (including competition series)
7 - Ola Vigen Hattestad (NOR)
5 - Petter Northug (NOR)
3 - Johan Olsson (SWE), Dario Cologna (SUI), Pietro Piller Cottrer (ITA), Alexander Legkov (RUS), and Sami Jauhojaervi (FIN)