Didier Cuche leads first training in Kvitfjell (NOR)
Didier Cuche (SUI) seems to have been able to put the disappointment at his results at Vancouver 2010 behind him. Cuche posted the fastest time in the first downhill training for the races at Kvitfjell (NOR) on Thursday. Following behind Cuche were e Austrian Michael Walchhofer and Canadian Eric Guay in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Unlike at Whistler Creekside, Cuche finds familiar terrain at Kvitfjell where he has finished on the podium six times so far. Cuche also has the opportunity to confirm his victory in the downhill World Cup standings in Kvitfjell. It would be his third victory in the downhill standings since 2007 and 2008. Before the last two races of the season - the last one taking place as part of the World Cup finals in Garmisch - Cuche sits 88 points ahead of the second-placed Carlo Janka.
Michael Walchhofer was three tenths and Erik Guay +0.45 behind Cuche and they were closely followed by Rok Perko (SLO) and Klaus Kroell (AUT), who tied for 4th, + 0.48. A 2nd training has been set for Friday.