Gee Atherton dominated the 2013 World Cup from the start. After two seasons without a victory, he took the top spot in Fort William andshow more Val di Sole and became second in Vallnord and in Mont-Sainte-Anne. At this point of the season, Atherton looked as the clear winner of the overall title.
In Mont-Sainte-Anne the momentum started to change, when Canadian Steve Smith won the race on home soil. After a crash of Gee Atherton in Hafjell, Smith took his second consecutive win. Before the last race in Leogang, both Atherton and Smith had the chance to win the title: Smith had to finish before Atherton to be victorious. While Gee Atherton could only finish the race on fourth position, Smith captured the race victory and took the overall title. It was the first World Cup title of his career and the first ever World Cup title for his country.show less