Atle Lie McGrath captured his first World Cup podium last season, with a sensational 2nd place in Alta Badia, Italy, just 0,07 seconds behind Alexis Pinturault. A few weeks prior, he scored his first top 15-finishes at the World Cup in Santa Caterina. What was to be his first season fully dedicated to the World Cup Circuit unfortunately came to an end in January, where he suffered a season-ending injury. Luckily, Atle is back in full training and excited about the upcoming season!
During the 2019/20-season, Atle won the overall Europa Cup title at the age of 19. To win this overall title at this age is an accomplishment he shares only with teammate Kjetil Jansrud (2005) and Marcel Hirscher (2008). That season he also won the overall Europa Cup title in Giant Slalom, was second in Slalom and Alpine Combined, and fourth in Super G. Add to that two Europa Cup victories and seven second places – in four different events!
Atle skied his first World Cup race at the age of 18, scored his first World Cup points at the age of 19 and captured his first World Cup Podium at the age of 20. One of Atle’s goals is to – some day – be one of the skiers who will carry on the Attacking Vikings’ winning tradition.