CONGRATULATIONS BEAT FEUZ

CONGRATULATIONS BEAT FEUZ

Switzerland's Beat Feuz finished ahead of Olympic champion Aksel Lund Svindal to win the season-long World Cup downhill title on Wednesday in Are, Sweden.

 

Austrian teammates Vincent Kriechmayr and Matthias Mayer shared the race win at the World Cup finals, finishing 4-100ths of a second ahead of Feuz and 12-100ths ahead of Norway's Svindal. In the discipline standings, Feuz ended up 70 points ahead of Svindal, thanks in large part to his victories in Lake Louise, Alta, Wengen and Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

 

He becomes the first Swiss racer to claim the title since Didier Cuche won the last of his four Crystal Globes in 2011. Kriechmayr and Mayer gave the once-dominant Austrian team its first downhill win of the season.

 

Svindal commented on social media saying: "Thanks for a good battle @feuz87 (Beat Feuz). It's been a close race all winter and you deserved the win in the end. If you take our times from all the downhill races this winter and add them together, we're only 0.10 of a second apart. That's racing."

 

In the women's Downhill, Sofia Goggia won the title and Lindsey Vonn claimed the race win.

 

Source: www.cbc.ca

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