Didier Cuche wins second downhill in a row

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 29, 2011 9:16 am


Men’s Downhill
Chamonix, France – Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011

Top Storylines
• Swiss Didier Cuche wins second straight World Cup downhill
• Stomach illness slows Steven Nyman, Travis Ganong and Wiley Maple
• Bode Miller opted to sit out the races in Chamonix in order to rest for the upcoming World Championships
• Ted Ligety also took a planned break in order to train giant slalom and slalom
• Top American was Ganong with 35th
• Former Chamonix winner Marco Sullivan is healing well and hoping to be back for the U.S. Alpine Championship set for Feb. 16 in Aspen, CO

CHAMONIX, France (Jan. 29) – Swiss Hahnenkamm champion Didier Cuche, 36, continued his January speed reign of the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Saturday to win the Kandahar downhill in Chamonix by .67 over 21-year-old Dominik Paris of Italy. Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) was the top American finisher at 35 as Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) took a planned tour break.

Audi FIS Alpine World Cup
Chamonix, France – Jan. 29, 2011

1. Didier Cuche, Switzerland, 1:58.91
2. Dominik Paris, Italy, 1:59.58
3. Klaus Kroell, Austria, 1:59.79
35. Travis Ganong, Squaw Valley, CA, 2:01.67
41. Erik Fisher, Middleton, ID, 2:02.27
51. Will Brandenburg, Spokane, WA, 2:03.90
52. Wiley Maple, Aspen, CO, 2:04.26
Did not finish
Steven Nyman, Sundance, UT