Didier Cuche takes downhill title

March 11th, 2007

Head-Tyrolia racer Didier Cuche has made his big dream come true by winning the World Cup downhill title 2007. In Kvitfjell the Swiss earned his first World Cup win in three years with a time of 1:28,51. It was the sixth victory of his career. The fantastic Head-Tyrolia team result was completed by Marco Buechel: He was only 0.29 seconds behind Cuche in third place and consolidated his second place in the downhill World Cup.

Cuche´s first victory of the season happened during a strange race which had to be delayed for 90 minutes because of fog and poor visibility. But the Head-Tyrolia racers weren´t misled by those conditions. Although Didier Cuche was behind in the top part, he secured his first season´s triumph by a strong finish. For him it was the first World Cup success since January 30th, 2004 when he won in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

With this win Didier Cuche has already secured the little crystal globe for the World Cup downhill title one week before the season ends. With 607 points the Swiss is out of reach for Head Tyrolia racer Marco Buechel (439) who sits in second place. The last downhill of the winter takes place on March 14th at the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide (SUI).