KVITFJELL, Norway — Canadian Erik Guay made a mark in his record book Sunday as he took the first World Cup super G win of his career in Norway. Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) led the way for the U.S. finishing 28th.
Following Guay on the podium was Hannes Reichelt of Austria, who was second, and Olympic champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway in third.
The race marked a first for Ganong (pictured left). After competing in only three World Cups so far during his career, Ganong landed himself in the World Cup points for the first time with his 28th place finish.
Only three U.S. athletes competed. Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) followed Ganong for U.S. results as he finished 31st, followed by Scott Macartney (Crystal Mountain, WA) who was 41st. Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) both skipped Kvitfjell to rest injuries.
Now, the U.S. men leave Norway for Germany where World Cup Finals will be held. The action starts on March 10 with men’s and women’s downhill, which fans can watch live along with the rest of World Cup Finals on UniversalSports.com.
Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Jimmy Cochran (Keene, NH) will represent the men’s team during World Cup finals with Ligety skiing in all disciplines and Cochran in slalom. Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) will also make his way to Garmisch to compete, but is nursing injuries and will decide at race time if he can compete. Ligety presently leads in the Audi FIS World Cup giant slalom and will be seeking his second series title.
2010 AUDI FIS WORLD CUP
Kvitfjell, Norway – March 7, 2010
Men’s Super G
1. Erik Guay, Canada, 1:31.95
2. Hannes Reichelt, Austria, 1:31.97
3. Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway, 1:32.26
4. Tobias Gruenenfelder, Switzerland, 1:32.26
5. Mario Scheiber, Austria, 1:32.27
28. Travis Ganong, Squaw Valley, CA, 1:33.72
31. Steven Nyman, Sundance, UT, 1:33.90
41. Scott Macartney, Crystal Mountain, WA, 1:35.26
DNS: Marco Sullivan, Squaw Valley, CA
# # #