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Combined, Men

Date14 February 2006
StatusOlympic
LocationSestriere Colle / Sestriere Borgata
Participants59 from 27 countries
FormatOne downhill run and two slalom runs, total time determined placement.
Course Setter (Downhill)Helmuth SchmalzlIFR
Course Setter (Run 1)Martin AndersenNOR
Course Setter (Run 2)Sepp BrunnerSUI
DetailsGates: 33 / 55 / 56
Length: 2965 m / ? / ?
Start Altitude: 2686 m / 2210 m / 2210 m
Vertical Drop: 800 m / 180 m / 180 m

Already the winner of the giant slalom and slalom, Benjamin Raich, the 2005 combined World Champion and World Cup leader, was a heavy favorite. Far better as a technical skier, he placed only 13th in the downhill portion of the combined, but won the first run of the slalom to move into the lead. But then on the second slalom run, he straddled a gate and did not finish. The downhill had been led by American Bode Miller, who was having a terrible Olympics, and he continued that trend, not finishing the first slalom run. Behind Raich after the first slalom run were Croatian Ivica Kostelić, and surprising American Ted Ligety, who was a slalom specialist, with three podium finishes in World Cup slaloms in 2005-06, but who had only been named to the US National Team in 2005, and had never placed in a combined event on the World Cup circuit. The final slalom run was won by France’s Jean-Baptiste Grange, who was not a medal contender, having placed only 45th in the downhill and standing 24th going into the second slalom effort. But right behind him was Ligety, which brought him a shocking gold medal. Kostelić was only 12th in the second slalom run but held on for the silver medal, with bronze going to Austrian Rainer Schönfelder. Ligety would win the 2008 World Cup title in giant slalom, but thru 2011, has never again won a combined event.

PosNrSkierNOCTimeDownhillSlalom
118Ted LigetyUSA3:09.351:41.42 (32)1:27.93 (1)Gold
220Ivica KostelićCRO3:09.881:40.44 (14)1:29.44 (4)Silver
39Rainer SchönfelderAUT3:10.671:40.02 (9)1:30.65 (11)Bronze
48Daniel AlbrechtSUI3:10.731:40.47 (15)1:30.26 (8)
524Giorgio RoccaITA3:10.741:41.39 (31)1:29.35 (3)
619Ondřej BankCZE3:11.001:40.50 (=16)1:30.50 (9)
721Marc BerthodSUI3:11.221:41.24 (28)1:29.98 (7)
816Pierrick BourgeatFRA3:11.291:41.35 (30)1:29.94 (6)
912Peter FillITA3:12.211:39.22 (3)1:32.99 (=19)
1023Kjetil JansrudNOR3:12.321:41.55 (34)1:30.77 (12)
1115Markus LarssonSWE3:12.341:41.22 (26)1:31.12 (13)
121Martin VráblíkCZE3:12.411:40.50 (=16)1:31.91 (15)
1343Jean-Baptiste GrangeFRA3:12.511:44.05 (45)1:28.46 (2)
143Noel BaxterGBR3:12.791:42.26 (36)1:30.53 (10)
1514Aleš GorzaSLO3:12.911:41.31 (29)1:31.60 (14)
1635Scott MacartneyUSA3:13.051:40.06 (10)1:32.99 (=19)
1737John KuceraCAN3:13.261:41.04 (23)1:32.22 (16)
1860Johan BroleniusSWE3:13.271:43.56 (41)1:29.71 (5)
1927Andrej JermanSLO3:13.801:40.62 (20)1:33.18 (22)
207Kryštof KrýzlCZE3:14.181:41.47 (33)1:32.71 (18)
2138François BourqueCAN3:14.251:40.50 (=16)1:33.75 (23)
225Aleksandr KhoroshilovRUS3:15.461:42.35 (37)1:33.11 (21)
2342Cristian Simari BirknerARG3:16.541:43.93 (44)1:32.61 (17)
2425Pavel ShestakovRUS3:16.841:40.41 (12)1:36.43 (27)
2559Ivan HeimschildSVK3:18.411:43.12 (39)1:35.29 (25)
2651Tin ŠirokiCRO3:20.161:44.75 (48)1:35.41 (26)
2758Jaroslav BabušiakSVK3:20.781:43.32 (40)1:37.46 (28)
2850Roger VidosaAND3:21.371:46.09 (54)1:35.28 (24)
2934Steve NymanUSA3:22.681:40.19 (11)1:42.49 (30)
3026Andrej ŠpornSLO3:23.531:39.67 (7)1:43.86 (33)
3149Mihail SedyankovBUL3:23.901:46.10 (55)1:37.80 (29)
3239Claudio SprecherLIE3:24.081:41.01 (21)1:43.07 (32)
334Natko Zrnčić-DimCRO3:24.151:41.23 (27)1:42.92 (31)
3411Mario MattAUT3:28.781:41.08 (=24)1:47.70 (35)
3546Florentin NicolaeROU3:31.891:45.81 (=51)1:46.08 (34)
DNF6Benjamin RaichAUT1:40.42 (13)– (DNF)
DNF54Ivan RatkićCRO1:44.71 (47)– (DNF)
DNF44Renārs DoršsLAT1:44.54 (46)– (DNF)
DNF56Mykola SkriabinUKR1:46.63 (56)– (DNF)
DNF53Anton KonovalovRUS1:45.12 (49)– (DNF)
DNF36Manuel Osborne-ParadisCAN1:39.69 (8)– (DNF)
DNF30Aksel Lund SvindalNOR1:39.26 (4)– (DNF)
DNF17Silvan ZurbriggenSUI1:41.08 (=24)– (DNF)
DNF31Michael WalchhoferAUT1:39.52 (5)– (DNF)
DNF41Ryan SempleCAN1:41.65 (35)– (DNF)
DNF29Lasse KjusNOR1:39.63 (6)– (DNF)
DNF52Michał KałwaPOL1:42.72 (38)– (DNF)
DNF45Stefan GeorgievBUL1:43.86 (43)– (DNF)
DNF13Didier DéfagoSUI1:38.68 (2)– (DNF)
DNF40Alex AntorAND1:43.84 (42)– (DNF)
DNF48Sindri Már PálssonISL1:46.04 (53)– (DNF)
DNF57Alex HeathRSA1:47.62 (57)– (DNF)
DNF28Patrick StaudacherITA1:40.52 (19)– (DNF)
DQ55Jorge MandrúCHI1:45.81 (=51)– (DQ)
DQ32Bode MillerUSA1:38.36 (1)[45.32] (DQ)
DQ47Nikolai HentschBRA1:45.42 (50)[56.86] (DQ)
DNF22Konstantin SatsRUS1:41.02 (22)– (DNS)
DNF2Filip TrejbalCZE– (DNF)
DNF10Jono BrauerAUS– (DNF)
DNS33Kjetil André AamodtNOR– (DNS)