Kostelic wells up as he contemplates hanging up the boots

WENGEN, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 13: Ivica Kostelic of Croatia competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Combined on January 13, 2017 in Wengen, Switzerland (Photo by Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom)

Ivica Kostelic is a veteran of 361 World Cup starts that brought him 26 wins as well as 34 further podiums. In Wengen for the Alpine Combined the realisation that this might be his last race was hard to comprehend for Kostelic. The popular Croatian could not say the words to those that asked him if it really was the end of the road. The closest he got was saying that he was going home to his wife and two children.

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