Cuche wins second straight men's downhill

Jan. 29, 2011 at 11:57 AM
share with facebook
share with twitter

CHAMONIX, France, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Swiss veteran Didier Cuche won his second consecutive World Cup men's downhill Saturday with a convincing 0.67-second margin of victory at Chamonix, France.

The 36-year-old Cuche was clocked at 1 minute, 58.91seconds on the La Verte De Houches course, besting Italian rookie Doiminik Paris, who had not finished better than 14th in a World Cup race prior to Saturday.

Cuche moved into second place in the overall World Cup standings behind Croatia's Ivica Kostelic, who finished 28th with a time of 2:01.16.

"I really caught from top-to-bottom the line that I was inspecting in the morning," said Cuche. "I had so much confidence from the victory in Kitzbuhel to not think too much and just ski the line I wanted."

Austria's Klaus Kroell, took third with a 1:59.79. Travis Ganong was the top American in 36th place. Bode Miller and Ted Ligety took the day off.

The action at Chamonix continues Sunday with the men's combined.

Related UPI Stories
Topics: Didier Cuche
Trending Stories