The first speed-race of the season for the World Cup Women was set in Lake Louise, where Head Racer Maria Riesch stormed to the Podium in super G. Also Didier Cuche took care to make positive headlines in North America. Cuches actual output in the Giant Slalom at Beaver Creek gave him yet another 3rd Place Podium finish.
2 tenths of a second missing
One day after the Downhill in Lake Louise, where Maria Riesch just missed the Podium with her 4th Place finish, the 23 year old improved her reputation in the Canadian Rockies.
The Head Racer started with bib 8 and finished with a time of 1:16.41 leaving her in 2nd Place, narrowly missing her first season victory by 2 tenths of a second. The results from the two races leave the Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany native, in 4th Place in the Overall World Cup Standings.
New Overall World Cup leader
Cuche completed the day with another Podium finish for the Head Men in an exciting Giant Slalom Race at Beaver Creek. In Cuches first run he clocked one of the fastest times of the day, but at the end, he could not improve on his time in the less favorable conditions, and wasn't able to catch the leader. Cuche has finished on the Podium three times this season with this 3rd Place finish and took over the Overall World Cup lead.