Triple-triumph sees Büchel on top

January 18th, 2008

Marco Büchel of Liechtenstein captured the Super-G race in Kitzbühel (AUT). The Head racer collected his first victory of the season on the fabled Streifalm run, defeating his team mates Hermann Maier and Didier Cuche.

Büchel, Maier duel to the end
Büchel, the oldest skier of this year’s World Cup field, clocked in at 1:15.44. While weather conditions remained good throughout his run, Hermann Maier had to fight low visibility. The Austrian Head racer showed an excellent performance, but lost time after going into a fog bank in mid-course, and finished second in 1:16.60. Maier, who has won the Super-G race in Kitzbühel already five times in his career, achieved the best result of the season so far, making an impressive comeback.

Cuche completes Head podium
Didier Cuche raced to a shared third position at the Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel. The Head racer from Switzerland was clocked in with a 1:15.77, completing the second all Head podium of this winter. Cuche also extended his lead in the overall Super-G World Cup points.