Victory for Grugger - Cuche and Zahrobska on the podium

March 12th, 2007

The second speed race in Kvitfjell saw two Head-Tyrolia racers on the podium: Hans Grugger showed a fantastic run and deserved his first victory of the season. The winner of the previous day, Didier Cuche, had a reason to exult as well as he came in third. At the women´s World Cup in Zwiesel (GER) there was another reason to celebrate for the Head-Tyrolia team because World Champion Sarka Zahrobska scored a strong second place.

Kvitfjell continues to be a great place for the Head-Tyrolia team. At the super G on March 11th, Hans Grugger won by a clear margin. Didier Cuche in third place as well as Bode Miller and Marco Buechel tied for seventh place convinced on the slope 'Olympiabakken', too. Running with bib number five, Grugger brought down a risky run controlling his skis all the time. On the demanding course with many high speed corners he made no mistakes and was unbeatable. In the end nobody could reach his time anymore because in the upper part the Austrian had shown the best run by far. Grugger waited in the finish area and was relaxed. Finally he could cheer as the winner. It was his first World Cup triumph after his serious injury he suffered last year.

US-American Bode Miller stretched his discipline points lead in the super G World Cup finishing in seventh position. With one race remaining in super G Miller has 254 points now and is 76 points ahead. For Cuche the next podium was also an improvement in the overall World Cup: There he is in second place now.

On March 11th in Zwiesel it was about slalom points for the women. There Head-Tyrolia racer Sarka Zahrobska was brilliant once more. Sitting in ninth position after the first run the World Champion attacked in the final run and clocked the third best time there. With that she improved to second place. After achieving the third podium this winter she is still in second place in the slalom World Cup.

For the women and men the season will end with four races respectively in Lenzerheide (SUI) at the World Cup finals. There a downhill, a super G, a slalom and a giant slalom are on the agenda from March 14th to 18th.