The first competition of the alpine skiing World Championships in Are (SWE) ended with a sensation. Head-Tyrolia skier Patrick Staudacher (ITA) won the men´s super G in 01:14.30 minutes.
Staudacher reaches sensation
Patrick Staudacher hasn´t won any World Cup race in his career yet but at the World Championships the usual order is sometimes put upsite down. This happened at the super G and the Italian who has started with bib twelve clocked the best time with a successful performance. Staudacher also profited by the better conditions he had during his run but he didn´t make any mistakes and so he became the first World Champion in Are deservedly. Afterwards there was naturally no limit to his exultation.
Cuche and Buechel miss the medals by a few hundredths
The spectators looked on an exciting fight for the medals at the first competition of the Championships. Head-Tyrolia racer Didier Cuche ranked on the shared fourth place. Only by one hundredth of a second he missed a medal. And also favourite Marco Buechel who reached position ten was only seven hundredths of a second behind the man on place three.