Ski racing legend Didier Cuche won’t retire after all

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 15, 2011 1:40 pm

There has been talk of Swiss skiing legend and 3 time World Cup downhill champion Didier Cuche retiring after this season.  After a confrontation with World Cup race director Guenter Hujara over the safety conditions of the downhill in Kvitfjell, Norway, Swiss media started the buzz about the 36 year old putting the lycra in the locker for good.  Well, he called a press conference today and said he will ski for at least one more year.

Citing skiing as his biggest passion, “I’m continuing out of pure fun and not because I have to prove anything to anyone,” 

If Didier can win the downhill in Lenzerheide, Switzerland on Wednesday, he will claim his 4th downhill title, second only to Austrian Franz Klammer with 5.  He trails Michael Walchhofer by 14 points.  He is also leadinig the super-G standings by 61 points over Austrian Georg Streitberger and sits second in the overall standings in which Ivica Kostelic has already clinched the title.