Didier Cuche wins super G Ivica Kostelic wraps up overall title

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 13, 2011 8:45 am

Swiss veteran Didier Cuche halted an Austrian podium sweep to win an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G Sunday and take a commanding 64 point lead in the season-long discipline standings. With one super G remaining at Word Cup Finals, Cuche only needs to finish seventh or better to secure the title. Erik Fisher (Middleton, ID) was the top American in 38th. World Cup Finals open Wednesday with men’s and women’s downhill in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. Cuche is also in the hunt for the men’s downhill title, while Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) has already locked her fourth consecutive women’s downhill crown.

 

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Croatian Ivica Kostelic mathematically clinched the overall title on Saturday.

Sasha Rearick – Head Coach
“We definitely had higher goals for this weekend, but sometimes it takes a tough couple of races to fire everyone up. With Marco [Sullivan], Andrew [Weibrecht] and Travis [Ganong] out with injuries, we had a pretty small crew up here. It’s always better to have a few more guys in the start.”

“Now it’s time to turn our attention to World Cup Finals. Ted has an excellent opportunity to add to his point total this season and secure the third giant slalom title of his career. Plus Nolan Kasper will be looking to lock up the Europa Cup slalom title in a few days and then take that momentum into the slalom at Lenzerheide.”

OFFICIAL RESULTS

1. Didier Cuche, Switzerland, 1:33.05
2. Klaus Kroell, Austria, 1:33.35
3. Joachim Puchner, Austria, 1:33.39
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38. Erik Fisher, Middleton, ID, 1:35.29
49. Tommy Ford, Bend, OR, 1:36.34
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Did not finish
Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT)

For complete results: http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/610.html?sector=AL&raceid=62332

Current World Cup Super G Standings
1. Didier Cuche, Switzerland, 291
2. Georg Streitberger, Austria, 227
3. Ivica Kostelic, Croatia, 223

Current World Cup Overall Standings
1. Ivica Kostelic, Croatia, 1,356
2. Didier Cuche, Switzerland, 906
3. Carlo Janka, Switzerland, 767

For complete standings: http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/disciplines/alpineskiing/cupstandings.html

 

 

 

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