Name Luc Alphand
Retired March 1997
Medals 1 (0 gold)
Weight 75 kg
Height 1.82 m
Teams 3 - (1988, 1992, 1994)
Role Alpine ski racer
World cup debut December 7, 1987
Born 6 August 1965 (age 50) Briancon, Hautes-Alpes, France (1965-08-06)
Teams 4 - (1985, 1993, 1996, 1997)
Similar People Stephane Peterhansel, Estelle Alphand, Marc Thiercelin, Jean‑Pierre Vidal, Jean‑Baptiste Grange
Luc alphand wins downhill kitzb hel 1995
Luc Alphand (born 6 August 1965) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from France. He specialized in the speed events and later became a race car driver.
- Luc alphand wins downhill kitzb hel 1995
- The holy grail of luc alphand
- Ski racing
- Race victories
- Other results
- Auto racing
The holy grail of luc alphand
Born in Briançon (Hautes-Alpes), Alphand made his World Cup debut in 1984. In 1997 he won the World Cup overall title by collecting points only in the two speed disciplines, downhill and super G – a unique achievement in World Cup history. For this accomplishment he was voted L'Equipe Champion of Champions in 1997. The previous year he won a bronze medal at the 1996 World Championships at Sierra Nevada, Spain.
In the village of Chantemerle (which neighbours his home town of Briançon in the Serre-Chevalier region) an expert ski run has been named in his honour.
He retired from competitive skiing in 1997 and started a career in auto racing. First in the Nissan Micra Stars Cup (1997–1998), then in the European Le Mans Series (2001), the FIA GT Championship (2002), and the Lamborghini Supertrophy (2002). He won the 2006 Dakar Rally, in which he had finished runner-up a year earlier. With this victory, he was the first ex-skier to win the Paris-Dakar. He recently purchased two Corvette race cars from Pratt & Miller for use in the Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Alphand suffered severe back injuries in an accident on the Rand'Auvergne all-terrain motorcycle race on 27 June 2009. In November 2010 he retired from competitive auto racing due to health reasons.