Cuche keeps the lead of the World Cup downhill standings up to the new year

December 29th, 2006

The Head-Tyrolia Racing Team has celebrated further triumphs at the alpine World Cup. At the first men´s downhill in Bormio (ITA) which replaced the cancelled competitions of French Val d'Isere Head-Tyrolia new entrant Cuche only missed the victory by one hundredth of a second.

At both downhills the Head-Tyrolia racers underlined their current status as the best team at the speed competitions. Respectively four athletes achieved positions among the top ten. Didier Cuche could score the best result becoming second and fifth. He missed his first season´s victory once more by a hair but he took the lead in the World Cup downhill standings. On the third place of this ranking there is Marco Buechel who reached positions six and seven.

Also Bode Miller could be brilliant once again on his Head skis. While he wasn´t able to finish in the first competition he became fourth at the second downhill and so missed the podium scarcely. With this result he is even ahead of Didier Cuche in the overall World Cup standings. By just 39 points behind the leader he ranks on position two and still has his sights on the crystal globe. The Swiss has only five points less and ranks on position three.

The great team result on the Stelvio course in Bormio was completed by Patrick Staudacher who reached the top ten twice and Andreas Buder from Austria. The men´s further races will take place in Adelboden, where the classics are on the agenda on January 6th and 7th, 2007.