Canadian Erik Guay wins career first World Cup super-G in Kvitfjell

07 March 2010 20:09

It was Canada's Erik Guay who took the honors in a tight Audi FIS Ski World Cup super-G race in Kvitfjell (NOR) on Sunday. Guay, who was fifth in the downhill and the super-G at Vancouver 2010, earned his second World Cup win. Austrian Hannes Reichelt took second, just 0.02 behind, with Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway and Tobias Gruenenfelder of Switzerland tying for third, + 0.31 behind.

Guay earned his first World Cup victory in a downhill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER) three years ago. Reichelt rebounded from disappointing Olympic Winter Games after having had to contend with being a reserve racer for the super-G in Whistler.

Didier Cuche who won Saturday's downhill on the same hill failed to finish which could have dropped him from contention for the overall World Cup title. Austria's Benjamin Raich still leads the overall standings with 1,020 points, 36 points ahead of Swiss Carlo Janka. Janka who finished 7th in Kvitfjell super-G again gained ground on Raich who took 19th.  The season's last races - the so-called World Cup Finals - will be held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the host of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2011.

Sweden's Patrik Jaerbyn, 41, finished eighth only two weeks after a major crash at the Games.