Downhill champion Didier Cuche is to end his career as a member of the HEAD Racing Team. The Swiss athlete renewed his equipment supply contract for another two years until 2012, meaning he will certainly be staying with HEAD, the company with which he celebrated his greatest successes, for the remainder of his active career.
Over the past few years, Cuche was one of the most consistent top athletes. With his trademark – the trick he performes after having won a race – he stands for success and top ranks, which was of course always reflected in his World Cup rankings. For the last four years, the 35-year old has always been among the top three in the Overall World Cup ranking; during this time he won four small crystal globes, three for the supreme discipline, the downhill. Last season he scored five victories, among them the double success in Kitzbühel. All in all, he has so far won as many as 14 World Cup races.
The current Super-G World Champion has set his eyes on the next World Ski Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2011. “The next season could be my last one, I am not sure yet”, the Swiss athlete explains. “But I am staying with HEAD in any case. I feel good about that.” Rainer Salzgeber, director of the HEAD Race Department, is also pleased about the contract renewal: “The renewal proves that Didier highly appreciates our work and the work of our service guys and that we all pursue the same objectives. As a person and athlete he is an important part of the team. We are glad to have him with us!”