In the upcoming 2023-24 World Cup season, Norway’s Espen Granerud is looking to win his third overall trophy, making him the fourth man to achieve this feat. Last year, Granerud dominated the competition and won six more titles than his closest rival, Poland’s Dawid Kubacki. Kubacki, a two-time world champion, will be looking to improve upon his fourth-place finish from last season and challenge Granerud for the title.
Austrian veteran Stefan Kraft, who finished second last year, will also be competing for his fourth overall title. Japan’s Kobayashi Ryoyu, the reigning Olympic champion, is hoping to improve upon his fifth-place finish from last season. Slovenia’s Anze Lanisek and Poland’s Piotr Zyla are also expected to contend for the top spot in the upcoming competition.
Simon Ammann of Switzerland, a four-time Olympic champion, will be participating in his 26th World Cup season, adding another layer of excitement to the event. Additionally, Poland’s duo of Zyla and Kubacki are favored to win the men’s large hill super team event after taking home the inaugural competition in Lake Placid last year.