France wins team event at Alpine World Championships

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 16, 2011 7:04 am

2011 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany Feb. 16, 2011
It came down to a tie-breaker with France coming out on top over Austria.  Cyprien Richard beat out Austria’s Philipp Shoerghofer by .28 to make the difference.  The US team was ousted in the quarters by Italy in the shortened giant slalom course.   The World Championships continue Thrusday with the women’s giant slalom.

Gold: France
: Austria
Bronze: Sweden

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Ted Ligety
“I think it’s a cool event and I like the format. It’s fun to watch and it’s fun to race. It’d be interesting to see it in the Olympics. I think the team atmosphere is cool and we all enjoy that side of it.”

“When you’re going against someone else you always have good gauge of how fast you’re going, so you know if you have to push harder. I just made two really big mistakes and that’s what cost me.”

Julia Mancuso
“It’s a really fun event, it’s good to be with the guys. It’s one of those events where anything can happen so in that ways it’s cool. Winning a team event is nothing like winning an individual event but it’s still fun.”

Sarah Schleper
“I totally should have had Daniela [Merighetti], but I caught an outside edge halfway down and she passed me right there, but I think it’s a fun event.”